ERIC Number: EJ547085
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Ice Numbers and Beyond: Language Lessons for the Mathematics Classroom.
Whitin, Phyllis E.; Whitin, David J.
Language Arts, v74 n2 p108-15 Feb 1997
Describes inviting fourth-graders to use their own language to describe mathematical ideas, postponing the use of technical vocabulary so students can explain the significant concepts and ideas in their own way first. Discusses how this use of metaphorical language to teach math concepts can enliven student interest and understanding, and infuse math instruction with real-life validity. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Theme: Things Electronic and Language Arts Education.