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Smart Math Stories, Gr. 1-8

Smart Math Stories offer children math insights and surprises that capture their imaginations and motivate them to come home eager to share:

“I can hold infinity in my hand!”
“Odd numbers hide in squares!”
“Parallel lines can meet!”



Feedback from parents

“She was excited to explain it
to her brothers at home.”

“I was surprised how advanced the math was and how so very easily my son grasped it all.”
“I loved to watch her excitement and complete understanding.”
“I want more homework like this!”


In print or on CD

Get all 16 Smart Math Stories on CD for as low as $75 for an individual license and $115 for a school-wide license (with interactive content, an easy-to-use button, and switch between English/français with a click of a button) . Or get the Smart Math Stories as 16 book bundle for $96: in English, en français, or as dual language books (English/français). Use the Add to Cart button below.

All 16 Smart Math Stories (make selection)

... or buy them individually


Smart Science too, Gr. 1-8

We have 8 Smart Science Stories. In Nokomis Shines, Nokomis, the Ojibway Sky Woman, helps the Three Little Pigs discover a massive dump of plastic trash floating in the ocean, which is about the size of Quebec. What will the Three Little Pigs do about this? What will your students do?

In print or as eBooks on CD

Get all 8 Smart Science Stories on CD with an easy-to-use navigation menu, as shown below, for only $38 for an individual license of $56 for a school-wide license. Ideal for computers and interactive whiteboards. With free lesson plans!

The print version of all 8 Smart Science Stories sells for $48. Use the Add to Cart button below.

All 8 Smart Science Stories (make selection)

See a demo

See an interactive demo of Math Waves, in english, en français, y en español. Learn math - learn another language!


An example

Can you hold infinity in the palm of your hand? While exploring area representations of fractions 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16 … and so on, teachers use the Smart Math Story To Infinity and Beyond (a retelling of Rapunzel) to help children discover that an infinite number of fractions fit in a square … and create visual and concrete artistic patterns to share their knowledge with family and friends.

Children thirst for experiences that capture their imaginations, that offer them the pleasure of insight and surprise, and motivate them to come home eager to share:

“Mom, let me tell you what we did in school today!”


The story advantage

A story is easy to use. It serves as a lesson plan. There are natural places to pause for hands-on investigation and discussion.

Story settings, and the math ideas they introduce, are memorable.  They motivate children to attend deeply and participate actively.


Free lesson plans

Classroom-tested lessons plans for all Smart Math Stories, with ready-to-use activity sheets for students.


iTunes, Amazon, Kobo

Get Smart Math and Smart Science Stories as eBooks on iTunes, Amazon Kindle, and Kobo ... only $2.99


Good Stories, Good Math

Great book for K-8 teachers who want students to develop math and communication skills for sharing cool math stories. A powerful, classroom-tested model for teaching mathematics, by George Gadanidis, PhD. Get it for only $8 in print or for $4.99 as an eBook from Kobo.

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Time Travel Series, Gr. 4-8

Molly and Alexander discover the magical powers of their grandfather's pocket watch and embark on a time-traveling adventure to find him, meeting mathematicians and literary figures from the past.

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Martian Math Comix, Gr. 4-8

Martians Zork and Gork explore math concepts from "out-of-this-world" perspectives. Join them in their humorous and mathematically surprising and exciting explorations and see math in fresh light.

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More Math Stories, Gr. 4-8

More stories to capture students' interest and develop their mathematical undetstanding. And a book of interviews with mathematicians, people who use math at work ... and even with math concepts like "Zero" and "Square".

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The Most Beautiful Turtle

Hawk promises to Mama Turtle that he will not harm Baby Turtle. But can he tell her apart from all the other baby turtles?



The most beautiful turtle ($6)



These popular reproducible activity books are ideal for: enrichment/remediation, conceptual development, thinking skills development, independent study ... and lots of math fun!

Special offer only $59 for all 15 Gr. 3-6 & 6-10 Activity Books on CD - as pdf files and interactive content

Reproducible Activity Books, Gr. 3-6

Activity Books, Gr. 3-6 (make selection)

Reproducible Activity Books, Gr. 6-10

Activity Books, Gr. 6-10 (make selection)



Teacher Idea Books

4 idea books to enrich math learning! Classroom-tested.

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