Picture books with mathematical content

The Ministry is migrating nzmaths content to Tāhurangi.           
Relevant and up-to-date teaching resources are being moved to Tāhūrangi (tahurangi.education.govt.nz). 
When all identified resources have been successfully moved, this website will close. We expect this to be in June 2024. 
e-ako maths, e-ako Pāngarau, and e-ako PLD 360 will continue to be available. 

For more information visit https://tahurangi.education.govt.nz/updates-to-nzmaths

Why use picture books in a maths class? Using picture books with mathematical content can be an effective way to engage students and explore problems within entertaining contexts. (read more)

Select a cell from the table below to see a list of books with mathematical content suitable for a particular level AND strand.  Selecting a row or column heading will provide a list of books with mathematical content at that level OR strand.  Some books appear at more than one level or strand.


If you have suggestions of other books that you think should be added to this collection please click to email them to us, including as much information about the book as possible.

Click to download a spreadsheet of all picture books listed in this section (.xlsx, 18KB)