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ERIC Number: EJ922969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
As Easy as Pi: Picture Books Are Perfect for Teaching Math
Burns, Marilyn
School Library Journal, v56 n5 p32-41 May 2010
Over the years, the author has learned that illustrated books can help dispel the myth that math is dull, unimaginative, and inaccessible. They can spark children's mathematical imaginations in ways that textbooks and workbooks often don't. Picture books can also help students who love to read--but think math isn't their thing--experience the wonder of math in the same way they already enjoy the wonder of books. For educators who do not enjoy or feel comfortable teaching math, using picture books can build on their existing strengths in teaching reading and language arts, and help bolster their confidence and enthusiasm for teaching math. The author presents some of her favorite titles for introducing or reinforcing a wide range of math concepts. For each title, the author has listed the math concepts and skills they include, along with the appropriate grade levels. Following each brief story description, there's also an idea for a math lesson. She hopes these suggestions will inspire educators to use picture books to teach math to their own students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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