Multiplication & division math picture books

Multiplication & division picture books

Teaching multiplication and division with math picture books
Are you teaching multiplication and division? Have you used math picture books? I love using picture books in math to introduce a topic, or during math centers to reinforce real-life math application. You can read more about how to use math picture books in your elementary classroom HERE, including introduction lessons, math centers, literacy centers, and even writing.

Below, I highlight a few of my FAVORITE multiplication and division picture books. Then, you will find a complete guide to multiplication and division picture books that you can use in your classroom. All book links are Amazon Affiliate links (I get a tiny commission if you purchase a book from the link, which goes toward this blog's site maintenance), but you can find the same books at your local book store!
Teaching multiplication and division with math picture books

My favorite multiplication & division picture books

Now...for My Next Number! by Margaret Park

I LOVE this story. It comes with a song CD as well. This book is perfect when you are beginning to discuss times tables. It is full of songs that are easy to memorize and will help your kids learn their multiplication facts. This book is a great way to introduce the times tables. You could even play one song a day before each math lesson. Before they know it, the times tables songs will be stuck in the kiddos' heads and their facts memorized!

The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins (division)

Teaching multiplication and division with math picture books
I read this book as a child... and loved it. My students still love it. Basically, two friends are about to eat a plate of cookies when a couple friends arrive. Then a few more. Then a few more. Each time the doorbell rings, the cookies need to be split up again and again. The division concept is well done in this story, and this is the perfect book for a division introduction. Draw out the story on the board as you go along to show how the cookies are split up over and over. Or if you really want to go all out, copy the story and use real cookies for a lesson that your students will never forget!

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neushwander

This sweet story is about a little girl who loves to count things, but needs a faster way to do so (like the tiles on the walls, books at library, etc). She suddenly realizes that multiplication is the answer. I chose this story because it is a way for students to see that multiplication be solved in various ways and concepts, not just memorization. For example, it discusses both repeated addition and arrays. This is a great book to introduce these other conceptual ways to visualize multiplication. 
Teaching multiplication and division with math picture books

More multiplication & division picture book ideas

Still looking for more picture book ideas? Below, I compiled a list of some of the best multiplication and division picture books that you and your students may enjoy in your classroom! 

Multiplication math picture books

    Division math picture books

    Teaching multiplication and division with math picture books

    Need more multiplication and division lesson and activity ideas?

    I have a variety of multiplication and division digital resources that you may find useful in your classroom lessons along with these multiplication and division picture books. You can find these lessons and more on Glitter in Third on TPT.

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