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The Best Mathematics Bedtime Stories

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When you think of bedtime stories, you usually don’t associate math with the type of tale that sends kids off to dreamland. But anytime is a great time to learn, including right before bed. We’ve rounded up a number of fun bedtime stories where math functions are a primary part of the plot. Consider adding these bedtime tales to your nightly routine.

We like that this mathematics bedtime story makes math fun and exciting with an endless supply of riddles about fun topics like flamingos, roller casters and even jalapeños.

This mathematics bedtime story is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who are still working to grasp the concept of counting and associating numbers with specific objects, like four legs on a cat.

You’ll like that this mathematics bedtime story also serves to remind children that being different isn’t bad. They’ll learn about the character traits that made Erdos brilliant, with math woven into the images and words and plenty of explanatory notes.

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Fun poetic lyrics combine with real-world strategies to teach children how to count quickly in this mathematics bedtime story. Fun illustrations help to keep children engaged on every page.

This is a great mathematics bedtime story for kids in elementary school and even early middle school. It can help them grasp key concepts, such as the Fibonacci sequence, necessary to master more advanced mathematics.

Expert Commentary

Math doesn’t have to be a difficult subject to learn. When incorporated into a bedtime story, parents can help their children understand the basics of mathematics in an easy, relaxed and fun way. These bedtime stories help children grasp math concepts while also helping promote their reading skills. Try reading any of these mathematics bedtime stories to your child today!

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Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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