It’s back!! Math Picture Books to Love is my favorite series of the year and has become a February special edition of Transformation Tuesday. Read more about how to use picture books to engage your students and read about my favorite picture books to use when I am teaching specific math content and skills here.

__Pigs will be Pigs__ by Amy Axelrod

**Target Skill(s):** Adding and Subtracting Decimals (Money)

**Book Synopsis:** The book is about a family of pigs who are hungry but have no money to spend on dinner. To get the money that they need, they decide to go around their home looking for loose change. After searching the house, the family puts all of the money they found together to buy a meal at a local restaurant.

**Math Involved: **Determining the value of a set of coins; Adding and subtracting with money; Reading a menu

**Questions to Ponder:**

- How much money did Mr. Pig find in his wallet?
- How much money did Mr. Pig find in with his socks in the upstairs bedroom?
- How much money did Mrs. Pig find in the bedroom upstairs?
- How much money did the piglets find in their room?
- How much money did Mr. Pig and the piglets find in the front hall closet?
- How much money did Mrs. Pig find in the laundry room?
- How much money did Mr. Pig find in his toolbox?
- How much money did the Pig family have to spend for dinner?
- Where did the Pig family go to eat?
- What did the Pig family order?
- How much was the Pig family’s total bill?
- How much money did the Pig family have left when they returned home?

**Activity Ideas:**

This is a great book to include as a station activity because students can read the book, determine the total amount of money found by the pigs, and use the menu to decide what menu items to purchase.

**Book Link on Amazon:** http://bit.ly/PigsWillBePigs

## Leave a Reply