ERIC Number: ED416086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Integrating Literature into Mathematics Instruction: Literature Review.
Ezell, Michelle F.
Mathematics education is experiencing a tremendous change. Integrating literature into mathematics instruction is one of the methods used to make this new vision a reality. Children's books that explore the mathematical world often present metaphorical mathematical ideas. This paper presents a review of integration literature on mathematics instruction. The history of this issue, other major issues, controversies, programs, and contributors are discussed. Information on synthesis and analysis of research and literature is also presented. It is concluded that the integration of literature and mathematics will enable students to see the relevancy of mathematics in their daily lives and force teachers to examine their teaching styles and create lessons that are exciting, motivating, interesting, and promote higher-order thinking skills. Contains 28 references. (ASK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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