The most popular Mathology resource in White’s class is definitely the Mathology Little Books. “Each book is so teacher friendly,” explains White. “It clearly outlines the math focus of the book, the key concepts, the lesson of the book, what to look for when assessing student understanding, and even next steps you can use to help students along.”
“The Little Books are stories the kids can relate to—there are even some great Indigenous books. My students started making math connections they had never made before when we started using the Mathology Little Books.”
White says with the Little Books learning was more authentic. When she asked questions like “How many dogs do you see now? What happened? Who can give me a number sentence for that?” it started a rich conversation where students started making meaningful connections between their lives and math.
Students were excited to share their thoughts, saying, “Mrs. White, this reminds me of when I had a pet!” Or “There were 10 dogs, now there are 8. Where did the other two go?”