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I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton

Math is all around us, and Bethany Barton takes us on an out of this world adventure in order to prove it! This adorable alien friend reveals how math pops up in space, when baking and even when reading and playing music!

A space alien? What do YOU know about math?

–bethany barton

According to Brown School 4th graders, mathematicians:

  • Solve problems without giving up
  • Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide
  • Use vocabulary
  • Connect their work to the real world
  • Use many strategies
  • Read…Think…Show Solutions

What would you tell others about this book?

This book teaches us that we use math in real life!

It’s a funny book, but if you look more closely, you can actually learn new things!

It gives me a more positive attitude about math!

Have you tried using literature connections to engage your mathematicians? This one can be revisited again and again as you help mathematical thinking come to life in your classroom and beyond!

I’m Trying to Love Math by Bethany Barton now lives in our “Math” basket in our student-designed classroom library.

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