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When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

When students are listening to a story, their eyes are glued to the pages
of a picture book,
intently listening
to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize
with the story characters.
They wonder what will happen next.

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When students are listening to a story,
their eyes are glued to the pages of a picture book,
intently listening to the teacher’s voice.
They instinctively empathize with the story characters.

Stories have the power to capture attention
as they tap into children’s curiosity.

Young minds wonder about what happens next.
It is as if they too, are part of the story.

Inversely, in a traditional math class,
students are restless and mostly concerned
if they are following the instructions correctly.
Are their answers correct?

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Anxiety is triggered

over not remembering every step and fact,
driven by fear of making mistakes and failing.

It is as if math was an alien idea that came to Earth
and now humans had to learn something
perceived as difficult,
mechanical and disconnected.

 

Many children fear math.

By 4th grade, marred by rote, memorization, and tests

60% decide they are not into math.

As increasingly, professions in the modern world require math.

This mindset inhibits a lifetime of potential success.


In the interest of their success,

we should make math learning
accessible to all children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MathXplorers intercultural math stories
have been tested

proven to engage,
elevate conceptual understanding

diminish anxiety, and
inspire and excite students to learn math.

 

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What if math learning included a math story?

Our stories showcase how math concepts
and processes affect everyday life and work.

The setting of these math adventures is in a fictionalized
multicultural community  

where people from many parts of the world live and work.

Once upon a time there was a town named
Whatever.

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In this imaginary town 

many people think they cannot understand math.

Is this possible? It truly is!

                                       Math Adventures

are wellsprings of

REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS

                                              of MATH IDEAS                                             

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Maya and Ramon have a problem. The shirt they made for a very tall man is missing some buttons!

Discover equations by exploring how to make bigger numbers with smaller numbers by adding to, putting together, and using math symbols to solve real world problems.

Algebraic Thinking

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Triangles and More Polygons

Manuel's Shape Studio is famous for making tabletops out of different shapes. One day a family comes to visit. "How can we use triangles to make animal shapes?"

Discover geometry by exploring how triangles make other shapes. Analyze sides and corners, make comparisons, and build shapes with shapes!

Antonio and Ruby can't keep track of things while running a store and ice cream truck in the busy Saturday market in the town of Whatever!

Discover different ways to know how many there are, like skip counting,  subitizing, and tallying. Sort out and arrive at totals for fruits and ice cream cones and count with poetry and fun dance moves!

Skip Count, Subitize, and Tally

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"More families are moving to the town of Whatever," explains Mayor Roy. "We need more houses." Architect Pipa guides the MathXplorers and  townspeople in designing model houses. 

Discover area by and how square inch tiles are used to create floor plans and room designs. 

Area and Square Inch Tiles

I would have loved to have a MathXplorers program at my school.

Not only is the product beautifully created, the quality of the

mathematical content itself makes MathXplorers such

a great addition to any K-2 program.

– Mia, Retired Elementary School Principal

Math Ideas  are Guideposts to

conceptual mathematical understanding

6 math ideas are woven into each story

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MATH STORY MANIPULABLES & GAMES

 

Children learn best when they construct their knowledge

To elevate learning

each book is bundled with a set of

hands-on

Math Activities*

(prompts embedded in the story pages deepen readers' math engagement)

Math Concept Practice Games*

(Play Solo or Play with Friends)

Design Math Projects*

(Build + imagine + apply math ideas = Creative + Functional Project Idea)

*All these are connected to the stories

NOW AVAILABLE!

 A BOXED VERSION of

 

 

 

bundled with Manipulables

is now available at a special price of $12 + shipping fee of $4 

All the other books have downloadable templates

of manipulables and games

Check out the Lesson Plans aligned to math state standards

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