Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander is a great math story for children ages 7-10 years old. Neuschwander is the author of the popular Sir Cumference children's series.
It is a story about a brother and sister, Matt and Bibi, who accompany their scientist parents to Egypt to find the mummy of an ancient pharaoh. The burial chamber of the mummy has been hidden for thousands of years!
Matt and Bibi get lost in the pyramid and have to use their math skills to follow the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to find their way to the mummy.
This story is a great tool to reinforce the 8 common geometric solids: cone, cylinder, cube, sphere, pyramid, tetrahedron, rectangular prism, and triangular prism.
It would appeal especially to young readers who enjoy adventure-type book series! It is a great story with appealing pictures. My older kids thought the brother and sister reminded them a bit of the kids from Dragon Tales. :P
The end of the book has great ideas and activities to incorporate this book into your lesson plans on geometric solids.
It is a fun way to introduce geometry at home or in the classroom!