Math Storytelling

Combine amazing children's literature with math storytelling. Use these examples of Wixie projects created by students and tweets from classroom teachers to inspire math storytelling in your classroom.

Creative use of technology can engage students, and help you integrate your iPads, PCs, or Chromebooks into the curriculum.


Tangrams: Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert

Have students create their own shapes using the tangram pieces and then tell the story of the shape they have created.

Wixie Template

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Elapsed Time: The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Have students tell their own grouchy animal story over the course of a single day to demonstrate their understanding of elapsed time.


Identifying Shapes: The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds

Have students compose images from 2 dimensional shapes and complete a sentence that describes their composite to create their own version of the book."

sample student page for Shape of Things

Word Problems: Bunches and Bunches of Bunnies by Louise Matthews

Explore multiplication with this fun book. Then, have students combine artwork and text to write their own multiplication stories.


Number Sense - Counting: Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews

Have students rearrange ten black dots into a shape and use Wixie's paint tools to complete the scene. Then add text or use the microphone tool to record the story.


Comics: Solution Squad by Jim McClain

Have students create their own comics to teach a math concept or tell a math story like The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka.


Visualizing Data: Five Creatures by Emily Jenkins

Have students write and illustrate their own Five Creatures story using the members of their family or a group of friends.


Comparing Size: "One Inch Tall" a poem by Shel Silverstein

What would your life be like if you were only one inch tall? How would ordinary objects look?

sample student page for One Inch Tall

Number Sense: 13 Days of Halloween

Students practice counting through the creation of a Halloween (or any holiday!) counting book.


Shapes: It's Not a Box by Antoinette Portis

Create your own image from a box and type a sentence or use the recording tool to capture a story.

sample student page for Not a Box

Inference: The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang

Have students write and illustrate their own math rhyming riddles. Combine all of the class riddles into one book and export to HTML to share online.


Not a Box

The Greedy Triangle

Tangram Stories

The Shape of Things

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin

Number stories


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