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Paul Swan

Teaching Mathematics Through Story Books - Book 2


Years 2-3
Teachers Reference

Book 2: Year 2 to 3

Dr Paul Swan, Sheila Griffin, Linda Marshall, Kristin Humphreys

Children’s story books are a fantastic tool in every early childhood teacher’s toolbox.

This book takes 14 of the most popular story books for the Year 2 – Year 3 age range and provides a number of mathematical activities for students to do based off the story book; for example investigating the months of the year in Penny Matthews’ A Year On Our Farm. The book includes copiable resources to make using the activities a breeze. Each story book is given multiple mathematical activity options.

Titles covered:

Year 2:

  • A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews
  • 100 Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinces
  • The Bad Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle
  • One is a Snail Ten is a Crab by April Pulley Sayre & Jeff Sayre
  • Sheep Won’t Sleep by Judy Cox
  • How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
  • Zee Grows a Tree by Elizabeth Rusch

Year 3:

  • Absolutely One Thing by Lauren Child
  • The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
  • Clocks and More Clocks by Pat Hutchins
  • Minnie’s Diner by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
  • 365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental
  • Miss Mingo and the 100th Day of School by Jamie Harper