Teaching Mathematics through Reading: Methods and Materials for Grades 6-8

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Wallace, Faith H.; Shivertaker, Jill
literacy; mathematics; language arts; teaching methods; study and teaching; Curriculum and Instruction; Education; Science and Mathematics Education
book description
Get the most from your instructional minutes with students by using the ideas in this research-based book to teach mathematical literacy! -Encourages teachers and librarians to use all types of texts to teach mathematical concepts and standards to young people. -Shows how to use informational trade books, literature, and environmental text to infuse mathematics into your lessons. -Subjects taught and illustrated with text and activities include: number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and data analysis. This book provides teachers and administrators with alternative text sources and activities for supporting the development of mathematics as well as reading. In Section 1 you will find a variety of text types and annotated bibliographies for teachers to select the most appropriate texts for their classrooms. In Section 2, several ideas, strategies, and activities using these texts for each of the content standards set forth by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) are offered.