So, you may be wondering…what exactly is a living math book?

A living math book is a book that presents mathematical concepts in * real life context*, which are

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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 characters and a story-line, which happens to have

**math skills integrated within the story.**Such books can be used to teach and/or reinforce various mathematical skills and concepts. Incorporating living math books into learning is a marvelous way to make mathematics meaningful for children.

By this definition, many (though not all) of the books found on the Living Math Books site can be considered living math books!