Children’s literature can be a great way to introduce math concepts. Check out this list of **books about multiplication**!

Today I’m sharing a big collection of books that you can use to introduce and reinforce multiplication.

Eight is very much like four,

Simply double but once more.

Since 2 times 2 times 2 is 8,

Doubling three times works just great!

I love the concept, but I don’t think the book will simply multiplication for kids who are struggling. It’s probably best for strong math students who like to look at things in a different way. That said, I like the way the book doesn’t just focus on memorization, but teaches kids to problem solve. I think it’s important that kids have math fluency with their facts, but it’s also important that they see where those answers come from.

Eight eight-legged octopuses kicking the ocean,

Stirring up the currents in a watery commotion.

8 “octos” on the ocean floor

Have scrambled legs, 64.

Your students would write: 8 x 8 = 64

“On my way to the playground I saw 3 red flowers. Each red flower had 6 pretty petals. Each petal had 2 tiny bugs. How many read flowers were there? How many pretty petals were there? How many tiny black bugs were there?”

Kids could write the following answers:

1 – 3 red flowers

2 – 3 x 6 = 18 petals

3 – 18 x 2 = 36 tiny black bugs

Another challenge could be writing different ways to solve each problem. For example, kids could figure out how many tiny bugs there are by counting by 2’s.

P.S. Find the mega list of books about math concepts at Imagination Soup!

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