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Through the years, I have shared numerous math activities like math printables and math games. However, today’s math activity is all about **reading**! Are you wondering about the correlation between math and literature? Well, before moving on to the books, let me first explain the idea of **living math books**!

### My Definition of a Living Math Book:

I believe that a “living” math book is a book that presents mathematical concepts in * real life context*, which is

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**relevant to the reader**A living math book is * not a text book*; rather it is a book…plain and simple…a book…with a storyline, which happens to have

**math skills integrated within the story.**

Such books, living math books, can be used to teach and/or reinforce various mathematical skills and concepts.

**Therefore, reading CAN be a fun, engaging math activity!**

To get you started, here are some living math books for various different mathematical concepts. While the book below are linked to Amazon for easy purchasing, many of the books can probably be found at your local library!

## Counting:

Below are just a few of the many **counting-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Addition:

Below are just a few of the many **addition-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Subtraction:

Below are just a few of the many **subtraction-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Multiplication:

Below are just a few of the many **multiplication-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Division:

Below are just a few of the many **division-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Money:

Below are just a few of the many **money-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Fractions:

Below are just a few of the many **fraction-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Measurement:

Below are just a few of the many **measurement-themed** living math books found on www.LivingMathBooks.com.

## Reading as a Math Activity

I hope you have been able to find some suitable living math books so that you can incorporate reading as a math activity in your home or classroom! Be sure to visit LivingMathBooks.com for hundreds more living math books to choose from!

__10 Days of Math Games & Activities__

*This post was part of the 10 Days of…Series hosted by iHomeschool Network.*

**Day 1:** Making Equations (Addition & Subtraction) Math Game

**Day 2:** Number Line Addition & Subtraction Math Game

**Day 3:** Guess the Coins Math Game

**Day 4:** Roll Hundreds & Roll Thousands (Place Value Math Game)

**Day 5:** Living Math Books: Reading as a Math Activity

**Day 6:** Circle Subtraction Math Game

**Day 7:** Grid Multiplication Math Game

**Day 8:** Making it Whole (Fractions Game)

**Day 9:** Off the Grid (Addition & Subtraction Game)

**Day 10:** Math Games for Family Game Night

This post was originally published on April 20, 2012.