ERIC Number: ED506319
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
The Impact of Storybooks on Kindergarten Children's Mathematical Achievement and Approaches to Learning
Keat, Jane B.; Wilburne, Jane M.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review v6 n7 p61-67 Jul 2009
This paper presents a mixed methods study that explored how storybooks influence kindergarten children's mathematical achievement and approaches to mathematics learning. Teachers' observations and research stating primary grade children's lack of mathematical knowledge and negative attitudes towards mathematics served as the impetus for the study. Three kindergarten teachers taught a mathematics unit using various children's storybooks and the characters in the stories as the context for mathematical problems. The results of the study show an impact on students' mathematical achievement as well as the identification of four themes that emerged on how students' approaches to learning were influenced when storybooks were integrated into the mathematics unit.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania