When the elderly Mr. Haktak digs up an interesting pot in his yard, he doesn't know what to do with it. But that is only the beginning of the story in Two of Everything by Lily Toy Hong. On the way home, Mr. Haktak realizes this is a magic pot. This pot doubles things... which makes for an interesting mathematical situation.
August 28, 2019
Cumulative tales and rhymes illustrate growing patterns, typically an increase or decrease by one on each page. As the growing pattern is revealed through the story, children get excited because they can figure out "what comes next."
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.