In this adaptation of Strega Nona Tomie dePaola captures the fun and whimsy of this ancient tale. In the story, Strega Nona or the "Grandma Witch" is a source for magic and potions. When Big Anthony comes to watch over her home, he recites a magic verse that causes all sorts of problems.
October 6, 2015
One of the most classic images of the Halloween season is a witch's magic pot or cauldron. Singing about witches' brew and reading tales of magical pots can also be a great way to introduce math concepts... as long as you find the right book! Below are three of our favorite magic cauldron tales that could be introduced during the Halloween season (or any time) to spark discussion around important math ideas such as doubling, capacity, and measurement.
Children measure all of the time, even if they're not using rulers or numbers while doing so. There are many great children's books about measurement that spur on children's natural fascination with the subject.