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 wider 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. I often have students read the stories aloud in class and then encourage them to solve the math on their own in class or for homework.

K-2nd Grade

Diego and the Mysterious Floating Donut

strawberry donutThis is a 4-chapter read-along VIDEO series on YouTube that 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

The Evil Wizard of Math!

wizard cartoonThis math adventure will take students through a variety of word problems ranging from simple multiplication facts, to large addition & subtraction problems.
The story is a full-length chapter book with over 180 pages, and what I presently have online (12 chapters) is about half that length.

The text of the story and its poems, are also written to be grade appropriate and should provide hours of entertaining challenges for your students.

The Not So Great Pumpkin: 2 X 2 Digit Multiplication
(a 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: Multiplication (a 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!

Number Thief Multiplication Series

number thief santa

These are a series of 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.

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.