Mr. R.'s Math Stories

Math and Literacy
By combining math and literacy, these stories can help open up the world of math to students with a wide range of learning styles and interests.The word problems found in the stories encourage logical thinking and help students practice using information from written text. Grade levels are approximate and of course will be determined by the level of your particular students. 

K-2nd Grade

Diego and the Mysterious Floating Donut

strawberry donutThis is a 4-chapter read-along VIDEO series on YouTube. It reviews basic addition and subtraction facts, double numbers, and ways to add to ten.

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4

3rd-4th Grade
Short Stories

Giant Rabbit Story: Multiplication  (NEW!)

rabbit cartoonThis short tale (Tail?) has only 4 pages with each page challenging your students to solve a 1-digit by 2-digit multiplication problem.

My Students are Lasagna  (NEW!)

lasagna cartoonThis silly short story has 4 pages with each page challenging your students to solve a 2-digit by 2-digit multiplication problem.

Aliens at Morning Meeting: Division (NEW!)

alienThis 4-page story is about a strange day at a peculiar school and encourages your students to solve division word problems with single-digit divisors.

Ms. Wigglefrog: Division (NEW!)

bottle drink meThis 4-page story is about a strange day at a peculiar school and encourages your students to solve division word problems with single and 2-digit divisors.

Number Thief Multiplication Series

number thief santa

These are a series of short rhyming stories that are appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. Each interactive story takes a humorous approach to one of the multiplication tables.

The Number Thief: Number Sense Stories

number thief santa

The math in these humorous rhyming stories is appropriate for 1st-3rd grade.They review the addition of double numbers, adding 10’s on and off decade, and odd and even numbers.

The Not So Great Pumpkin:
(Halloween Math Story)

pumpkin with faceThis story has 10 mini-chapters (one page each) which focus on double digit multiplication. Of course, the math problems can be skipped and the silly Halloween story can be read on its own. Students should be able to work through this entire story and related math problems in about 45 minutes.

Don’t miss the video/read along version!

Ted,The Thanksgiving Turkey:
(Thanksgiving Math Story)

turkey cartoonThe math in this short Thanksgiving story is focused on number sense and double digit multiplication skills.

Don’t miss the video/read along version!

2nd-4th Grade
Chapter Book Stories!

Aliens at My School! (NEW!)

alienThis full-length chapter book is still under construction with the first 10 chapters currently online (new ones added when I get the chance!). The 2nd-3rd grade math in this zany adventure covers many concepts including multi-digit addition & subtraction, telling time, 2D & 3D shapes, and multiplication facts. Some based on Singapore math strategies.

The Evil Wizard of Math!

wizard cartoonThis full-length math adventure book for 3rd-4th grade will take students through a variety of word problems ranging from simple multiplication facts, to large addition & subtraction problems.
I presently have 12 chapter online which is about half the entire book. (I will update new chapters when possible)

4th-6th Grade

Mr. Al Geebrah’s Fraction Story

fraction story locksThis story is appropriate for 4th-6th grade. It challenges students to put their fraction skills to use. The questions focus on addition of fractions, reducing fractions, and finding equivalent fractions.

It is 17 short pages in length- students should be able to work through this math story in one or two class periods.