In the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts students are building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction. In the math standards, students are developing a deeper understanding of concepts. Using literature with math content can deepen students understanding. Mother Goose Rhymes are a perfect platform for practicing reading and math.
In this packet students read "As I was going to St. Ives." There are discussion questions about the poem as well as math questions. Young students could use counters to figure out the answers to the challenging math.