Professional Development for the Busy Teacher


Teaching Math with Children’s Literature: Combine Math & Picture Books to Engage Every Child

Learn New Math Teaching Strategies…In Your Pj’s.

You’re busy. I get it! You want to engage and challenge every child in your class, but with so many different ability levels and individual needs, it’s easier said than done.

As you juggle different learning styles, curriculum demands, plus trying to manage your everyday life, finding the time and money to learn effective and easy to implement teaching strategies seems impossible.

That’s why I’m here to help.

Feel more confident teaching math and learn new ways to reach each child where they are.

Teach Math With Children’s Literature Course Features:

This math training course comes with lifetime access, meaning you can watch the videos at your own pace and return to it whenever you need. Watch over the weekend and be prepared with new strategies by Monday, or save it for your next break from school.

Short Training Videos

This course is broken down into short, bite-sized videos, allowing you to watch and learn a little at a time. Watch during your lunch break, in car line or while you sip your morning coffee.


Printables to Implement What You Learn

This course also includes printable practice problems, games and more so that you can begin to implement what you learn right away.


Additional Support

In addition, when you register for the course, you gain access to a private Facebook group where you can ask questions or share your classroom successes.

What Others Are Saying:

“Bethany is full of math knowledge and enthusiasm, but she’s able to communicate clearly and creatively, breaking down ideas into meaningful chunks and supporting the information with examples and even research. I’ve found the classes to be engaging and rich with information, but not too long or overwhelming. Bethany’s love for math is evident both through the courses she offers and also the printables she creates to share that love with our students.”


What’s Included in Teaching Math With Children’s Literature:

As humans, we are wired to love good stories. They draw us in and keep our attention. Our kids are no different! With the wide range of available picture books, we should be intentional about including them in math class.

This course includes 7 short training videos & printable, pdf files to give you research based strategies and ready to use literature based math lessons. All of the content is conveniently stored on this website, where you can access it whenever you like. There are also links to related articles and other helpful resources around the web to help you implement what you learn.

In addition, if you are a teacher, please note that this course includes a certificate of completion for 1.5 professional development hours. While this is certainly not guaranteed to be accepted as continuing education credits, some schools may accept this.

Teaching Math with Literature: Course Content

If you’re not sure how to weave picture books into your math lessons, you will be amazed at the variety of ways they can be used.

In this course you will learn:

  • Why incorporating good books is so beneficial for students
  • Different categories of picture books and when to use each category
  • How to use books to teach and explore math vocabulary
  • How to strengthen math comprehension by making connections, making predictions, asking questions and synthesizing information

Included Printables & Posters:

In addition to the video content, this course also includes classroom posters & simple printable pages so that you can begin weaving in literature based math lessons right away.

With this course you will receive:

  • Math Vocabulary Notebook (for any math unit)
  • Inference/Evidence Charts
  • Making Connections Graphic Organizers
  • Asking Good Questions Classroom Poster
  • Notice & Wonder Pages to Accompany Your Picture Books

*Bonus eBook!*

In addition to the above printables, you will also receive my ebook, Literature Based Math for Grades K-5 ($10 value!). This ebook includes more than 30 activities based on picture books. Some of the books are designed to teach math and others are not. Most of the books should be available at your local library and include popular titles such as, The Grouchy Ladybug, Caps for Sale, Pigs Will Be Pigs and more.

Ready to Purchase?

This is a one time investment in your math teaching, giving you new strategies and confidence. Purchase ‘Teaching Math with Literature’ OR the complete 6 course bundle with bonus content to save more than 63%.

Save Even More With the Complete Course Bundle!

Want to learn as much as possible, and save $255? I’ve got you covered!

When you purchase all 6 courses together, not only will you save money, but you even get access to BONUS content! The bundle includes a collection of additional video trainings on topics such as:

  • Building Math Mindsets
  • Filling in the Math Gaps
  • Loving Living Math
  • Visual Models for Fraction Operations…and MORE

With the course bundle, you save more than 63%, plus get access to the bonus content! That means 8 hours of professional development jam packed with research and strategies you can put into practice in your classroom immediately.


Certificate of Completion:

Need extra PD hours for continuing education credit? This course includes a certificate of completion for 1.5 hours of course credit.

*Please Note: There is no guarantee that your school or district will accept this as PD credit. Please be sure to verify with your school before purchasing.*

Is this course right for you?

This math training course is designed for anyone who teaches math in grades K-8. Click any of the buttons below to learn more about how this course might fit your particular situation.

This is Me!

As a new teacher, you will love all the fun and engaging ideas for weaving picture books into your lessons. You will also love learning how to be intentional in your planning so you can choose the right books to meet your students needs.

This is Me!

As an experienced teacher, you will love learning new ideas for engaging your students. You may also learn to see picture books in a new way as we talk about different categories and how each category can fit into your math curriculum.

This is Me!

Whether you work with students one-on-one or in small groups, you will be able to find engaging picture books to include in your lessons or intervention with struggling students. Kids who struggle with math or feel math anxious may especially benefit from picture book based math lessons and games. 

This is Me!

Are you a Charlotte Mason mom who loves to teach and explore subjects through picture books and literature? You will love the wealth of ideas in this course and will learn to see picture books in a new light as we explore how to incorporate them into the math curriculum.

Ready to Purchase?

Learn picture book categories and add new tools and strategies to your math teaching arsenal with this math training course or save money and learn even more with the complete 6 course bundle.

Still Have Questions About One of the Courses?

Are these courses for teachers or parents?

These courses are designed with classroom teachers in mind. That being said, the materials are mostly focused on math teaching strategies that anyone who teaches math will benefit from, including homeschool families. The only exception may be the “Number Talks” course, which assumes a small group of students in order to have regular number talks. Parents who do not teach in some capacity or homeschool may not benefit from these courses.

I don't live in the U.S. Can I still sign up?

You sure can. Simply check out with paypal, and you’re all set.

With so many free resources, why do I need to pay?

While I do strive to offer lots of fun and free activities at, it is difficult to go into the level of depth in a single blog post that these courses cover. And while you could read lots of blog posts online and research and gather ideas on your own, I have tried to do all the leg work for you so that you can glean all the practical tips in an easy to digest format. Plus, I have created custom printable materials designed to go along with each course that aren’t available anywhere else.

How do I access the materials?

After signing up, you will be given immediate access to the course dashboard. Simply click on the course that you registered for to begin. You can then login again at anytime to access the materials. You will also receive a set of follow up emails explaining how to access and navigate the site.

Can I request a refund if I don't like it?

Yes. While I will be sad to see you go, I want you to be completely satisfied and confident in your purchase. If for some reason it does not meet your expectations, simply request a refund within 30 days of purchasing.

What grades are the courses for?

The strategies taught are highly adaptable, and I tried to include lots of examples to span grades K-8. If you teach preschool, these courses will likely focus on math skills too advanced for your kiddos. If you teach high school, feel free to email me at mathgeekmama(at)gmail(dot)com to ask about your particular class/grade if you are interested in one of the courses.

This is a risk free purchase:

If you are not 100% satisfied with the course content and printable materials, simply email us within 30 days for a full refund. I want this to be a purchase that benefits you for years to come. If it’s not what you’re looking for, I’ll refund you. No questions asked.

What do you have to lose?

You want to be the very best math teacher you can be…

You want every child to leave class excited about math and confident in their abilities…

You want to meet the needs of each individual child, making it accessible for the struggling learners, but at the same time challenging the advanced learners…

This is no easy task, but I am here to help.