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ERIC Number: EJ793939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Rhyming and Folk Tales: Resources to Mathematical Thinking
Clarkson, Philip
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v11 n4 p18-23 2006
Rhymes are often useful teaching devices for small children, and can even become a creative resource for teaching mathematics. The students and their teachers can change many of them to better fit their environment and/or extend the rhyme so that higher numbers are involved. A number of rhymes and folk tales lend themselves to more detailed analysis by students to uncover mathematical ideas. Here, a number of examples are given for finding patterns, mapping and measurement, and estimating--all critical aspects of mathematics. (Contains 3 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia