Back of Book:
The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh’s pyramid, they stumble upon an even bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley, and the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to help them, the twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber―and the way out. Luckily, Matt and Bibi know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids, and so will the readers of this adventure in math!
I am such a fan of finding a picture book where I can combine subjects. Mummy Math is a great story to discuss geometry and Egypt. My students loved following Matt and Bibi as they explored the Pharaohs tomb. I loved that my students were learning all about solid shapes. The illustrations are fun and clearly show readers the different shapes which include cubes, cylinders, cones, sphere, pyramid, tetrahedron, rectangle prism, and triangular prism. There is a note in the back of the book that shares with teachers, and parents how this book can be used. It also gives ideas of ways that the shapes can be used. A great story to read along any shape unit.
Ages 6 and up