The goal of this page is to have a place to share mentor texts that primary teachers are using to model math strategies in their classrooms. The key is to explain WHY you find the mentor text useful. Please scroll down to add texts to different math topic areas.

Mentor Texts for Number Math (counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction, mental math)

Title/Author

Age Level

The WHY

One Hungry Monster,
Susan O'Keefe

K-1

Use this book to count objects, teaching one to one correspondence, adding objects to the things the monsters want, taking them away as they eat the items in the kitchne

Mouse Count,
Ellen Stoll Walsh

K-1

Counting objects (mice in the jar as the snake catches them), one to one correspondence, adding 1 more, taking away as they leave the jar, creating number sentences to go with the story

Mentor Texts for Patterns and Relations

Title/Author

Age Level

The WHY

Mentor Texts for Shape and Space (Measurement, 2D Shapes, 3D Objects)

Here's a list of numeracy mentor texts shared by Jenni van Rees

Mentor Texts for Number Math (counting, skip counting, addition, subtraction, mental math)

Title/AuthorAge LevelThe WHYSusan O'Keefe

Ellen Stoll Walsh

Mentor Texts for Patterns and Relations

Title/AuthorAge LevelThe WHYMentor Texts for Shape and Space (Measurement, 2D Shapes, 3D Objects)

Title/AuthorAge LevelThe WHY