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ERIC Number: EJ918285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Museums, Mysteries, and Math
Gerretson, Helen; Cruz, Barbara C.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v17 n7 p404-410 Mar 2011
As mathematics becomes more complex and abstract in the higher grades, helping students find purpose and meaning for doing it becomes more important. Juvenile literature can serve as a powerfully motivating force for students in intermediate elementary school grades to learn mathematics, often providing an intrinsically interesting, real-world context for problem solving. The authors propose the use of a literature circle as a vehicle to address important mathematical concepts, as well as to develop confident, critical readers. They offer suggestions for enhancing the literature circle experience to include mathematics as well as mathematical processes. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A