ERIC Number: ED396286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Literature Connections in Six Current Math Series for Grades K-2.
Donoghue, Mildred R.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standard #2 (communicating aids students to clarify their thinking) emphasizes that reading, writing, discussing, and listening to mathematics are all vital parts of learning and using math. Six of the 12 math series chosen for California's elementary program list titles of children's trade books useful for supplementing lessons. A random selection of trade books listed in the six series was made to determine whether or not the book qualified as literature for classroom use. From this selection, a recommended literary book can be chosen for each of 12 different math topics for the early grades. A sample lesson plan could help integrate V. Williams'"A Chair for My Mother" into the second-grade math curriculum. Some literary selections from the primary grades can also be used for math lessons in the beginning intermediate classroom. (A 15-item bibliography of children's books cited and a 6-item bibliography of current professional books are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Trade Books
Note: Paper presented at the Annual West Coast Literacy Conference (Anaheim, CA, March 1, 1996).