Math Through Children's Literature: Making the NCTM by Kathryn L. Braddon

By Kathryn L. Braddon

Use kid's literature as a springboard to winning mathematical literacy. This publication includes summaries of books, every one on the topic of the NCTM criteria, that might support childrens achieve familiarity with and an knowing of mathematical thoughts. every one bankruptcy has classroom-tested actions and a bibliography of extra books to additional extend scholar studying.

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Follow their instructions verbatim. 5. Have children brainstorm situations in which ordinals are used. ) 6. Tell the students that when the animals are standing in line for the circus, The mouse is next to the duck. The duck is not first. Harriet is next to the mouse. Harriet is first in line. " 14 / 3 —Standard 6: Number Sense and Numeration Later the animals discover that the entrance to the tent is located at the other end of the line, and everyone turns around. The owl used to be last or tenth in line; now the owl is first in line.

Have students research how other cultures represent the number 4 today. 2. The Latin word for four is quattuor. Many English words use part of this word (usually quad) to indicate four. The book gives the examples, quadrille, quadrireme and quadrangle. Have students brainstorm or research others. 3. A quadrilateral is an enclosed shape with four straight lines as sides. In small groups, have students make a list of examples of quadrilaterals found in the classroom, at home, outdoors, and in everyday life.

4-6) . If You Made a Million. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1989. (4-6) 36 / 3 —Standard 6: Number Sense and Numeration NUMBER CONCEPTS Bendick, Jeanne. Names, Sets and Numbers. New York: Franklin Watts, 1971. (K-3) Charosh, Mannis. Number Ideas through Pictures. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974. (K-3) Leighton, Ralph, and Carl Feynman. How to Count Sheep Without Falling Asleep. : Prentice-Hall, 1976. (4-6) Robinson, Shari. Numbers, Signs and Pictures. New York: Platt & Munk, 1975. (K-3) Simon, Leonard, and Jeanne Bendick.

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