# Living Math

## Measurement of Data Picture Books To Help Teach Math

These data picture books will help your preschool, elementary, and even middle schoolers understand sorting and graphing. Sorting is a skill that is also called categorizing, ordering, classifying, or organizing. It’s simple enough in many cases for preschoolers to do and complex enough that scientists sometimes form teams to figure it out. Either way, it’s…

## Problem Solving Picture Books for Math

Problem-solving picture books can boost your children’s understanding of how to solve math problems and enhance general problem-solving skills. Both types of problem-solving involve deep thinking to recognize an issue and think through possible solutions to get to a resolution. We tend to call general problem-solving “logical thinking”. If you’re looking for information about that…

## 54 of the Best Picture Books for Geometry

Is geometry a scary word in your homeschool? It doesn’t have to be! These living books for geometry help to introduce basic concepts to your children in a fun way. Stories can often help simplify math concepts in a way that kids can easily understand. The whole family is bound to enjoy these living books,…

## Picture Books That Teach Fractions, Ratios, Percentages, and Decimals

You will love this list of picture books that teach fractions, ratios, percentages, and decimals! These topics can be tough for children to grasp…until you bring them to life through picture books. You’ve heard me say it a million times, but picture books can go a long way in helping children understand tough topics. Math…

## 40+ of the Best Children’s Books About Measurement

These books about measurement are wonderful for introducing children to mathematical concepts and helping bring gentle understanding to confusing topics. Measurement is way more than simply learning how to use a ruler! In fact, there are several very important categories of mathematical concepts that count as types of measurement – length, weight, area, volume, time,…

## Living Books for Counting: Math Literature for Kids

Living books for counting are so helpful for teaching early number concepts to young children and to help older children conceptualize really big numbers. This post includes some of my favorites to help you do both of those things. Why add counting books to your plan for homeschool math? They help familiarize children with the…

## Paper Airplane Math

Graphing comes to life with this fun paper airplane math activity! Create, fly, collect data, and use technology for serious learning that will motivate your elementary and middle school children to love learning. Paper Airplane Graphs Grab some colorful paper and let your children have fun designing paper airplanes to test their awesomeness. After collecting…

## Worth Rereading: 10 Creative Homeschooling Posts

As I began making plans for 2015 here at Our Journey Westward, I naturally took a look back at 2014.  I jotted down my personal favorite top 10 posts in an effort to see if it’s clear where my heart is in this little cyber space.  Most of you know my heart is to share…

## 5 Perfectly Practical Charlotte Mason Pinterest Boards

I love Pinterest. It’s such a fabulous way for me to keep track of all those wonderful homeschooling ideas I come across on the web.  Because of this, it’s even changed the way I plan our weekly homeschool lessons!  When looking for creative lessons, I used to pour through book after book on my resource…

## Problem Solving with Primarily Math

(This post contains affiliate links and links to my business website, Shining Dawn Books.  I was given a free copy of Primarily Math in exchange for an honest review.) Why Problem Solving? If you’ve read Loving Living Math or many of my living math posts here on Our Journey Westward, you know that I find…

## Win a Back-To-School Toolkit!

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