Taking advantage of quality, motivating literature during mathematics instruction pays off, especially when teachers and media specialists work together to convey crucial mathematical concepts and standards. Mathematics in the K-8 Classroom and Library shows you how it’s done. After an introduction to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’s (NCTM) Principles and Process Standards, each remaining chapter is devoted to an NCTM content standard. The book offers engaging, research-based strategies and booklists of specific titles that, together, can be used to increase student achievement.
The strategies suggested here provide a hands-on, student-centered focus that allows students to make connections with prior learning, personal experiences, and good books. Both the recommended children’s books and the activities will appeal even to reluctant readers and students for whom mathematics might be a challenge. Each chapter includes an extensive, annotated list of texts, dozens of hands-on activities, handouts, and writing prompts.
- Annotations for 200 children's books with math-related themes
- Research-based teaching strategies that are essential for the urban and diverse learner
- Detailed journal prompts that encourage writing in the math classroom and library
- Handouts for engaging, hands-on math activities
- Online resources for teaching math
- A K-8 bibliography of literature suitable for teaching mathematical concepts