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ERIC Number: EJ793882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
The Role of Mathematical Fiction in the Learning of Mathematics in Primary School
Padula, Janice
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v9 n2 p8-14 2004
This article classifies and describes a selection of mathematical fiction. It also provides some practical activities teachers or parents can use to help make the mathematics more explicit and engaging for their children. Not many people, apart from primary teachers, are aware of mathematical fiction or mathematical picture storybooks, although the study of such books is not a completely new phenomenon. The history of the mathematical storybook probably began as long ago as 1865 with "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll, a pseudonym of Charles Dodgson, mathematician, or earlier still with parts of Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" in 1726. (Contains 1 figure.)
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A