Mathematical Literacy Using Trade Books in the Intermediate Classroom

Do trade books have a place in today’s mathematics classroom? Yes! Incorporating literature into the mathematics classroom at any level can increase student engagement, can make the mathematics being studied come alive for the student as well as have meaning, and can help to differentiate instruction as well as support ELL/ESL students. See several samples of the mathematics that can be experienced by students from kindergarten through high school through well-known pieces of children’s literature. Experience how mathematics and the way it is presented can help make mathematics more accessible and understandable for students at all levels.

Contains over 80 assorted activities with over 35 to engage students AS YOU READ, over 29 for students to experience BEING A MATHEMATICIAN, and over 21 activities to provide students authentic OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITING. Activities can be adapted for large group, small group, centers, learning stations and for intervention. A MUST HAVE book for all intermediate teachers. Several activity sheets and blackline masters are included as well as tables identifying key words, topics, and suggested manipulatives.

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Created: Aug 19, 2015

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