We have been making Math Stories using our classmate's names in class. I have found that using the students names is a really effective way to capture the attention of the whole class. We create the story, write it in our class book, and then record the problem solving and answer in our math journals. I made the Math Story Book out of large plastic scrapbook sleeves, and metal rings. This way pages can be inserted and removed. Of course, the cover matches our monkey theme that is going on in our classroom!