Celebrating Math with Books and Pi: A list of Math Related Picture Books


If we are being really honest, I love pie more than I love pi. However, we love celebrating Pi Day with both yummy treats and fun math lessons. Last year I shared how we celebrate Pi Day with a group of our friends. We are continuing with that tradition this year, but I also wanted to share some of my favorite math books. Not the textbook type of books but picture books full of math ideas. These are a fun way to introduce or reinforce math concepts, especially for students that enjoy reading. You can even enjoy them with a piece of pie!

Homeschool Math Picture Books

When you put the math concept into a story it can make it much easier to remember. It can also help make things more exciting for those students who might think math is ‘boring’. Circumference might not seem like an interesting topic, but make it Sir Cumference and add in knights and dragons and suddenly you have their attention. This is by no means an exhaustive list of math books, but rather a fun list to get you started. If your student really enjoys learning math through reading, Life of Fred is an entire math curriculum designed as a story.

You may think of picture books as something for young children, but many of these books have upper elementary and even middle school concepts in them. I encourage you to try math picture books with any age student. One of my fondest memories of a college class involves a professor reading aloud a picture book. Whether you are looking for a way to celebrate Pi Day, reinforce math concepts, or just add a little more reading and fun to your homeschool day, I hope you enjoy this list of books! If you have a favorite math picture book let me know in the comments.

Pi Day book list

Sir Cumference Series Books

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of PI

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens

Sir Cumference and the Viking’s Map

Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

Sir Cumference and the Round About Battle

Other Fun Math Books

What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras?

A Cloak for the Dreamer

The King’s Commissioners

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!

Pigs will be Pigs

The King’s Chessboard

G is for Googol (A Math Alphabet Book)

Hershey’s Fractions Book

Hershey’s Addition Book (there are also others in this series)

Math Fables

Pigs in the Pantry

Just Enough Carrots

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