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ERIC Number: ED560858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Integrating Children's Literature in Elementary Mathematics
Thomas, Lynsey; Feng, Jay
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Educational Research Association (Savannah, GA, Oct 16-17, 2015)
The purpose of this professional development project was to train teachers in using children's literature for math instruction and to also examine its effect on student math learning at an elementary school. Teachers were taught how to use children's literature to instruct and enhance their math curriculum through the use of literature pieces, manipulatives, and graphic organizers. For two weeks twelve fourth-grade students were taught long division using explicit teacher instruction without integrating children's literature, and at the end took an end of unit test on long division. Then, the students were taught long division using selected children's literature for two weeks and took the end of unit test again. Results indicate that using children's literature in math helps students understand and retain concepts more effectively. Selected quality children's literature can be effectively integrated in elementary math instruction to improve student math achievement.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A