Math and Literature: Making a Connection
Instructor: Judy Kvaale
Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)
Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $350
Partner Class Offered Through eEducators
Enrich any math program with exciting math and literature lessons. Students can learn mathematics through the many children's books that relate to math concepts. Literature-based math instruction is beneficial to the students in that it involves them and provides a familiar structure to explore mathematics. This course will examine ways to use literature to teach Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability, Problem Solving and Process Standards.
As a result of this participation in this course, students should:
1. Discover the benefits of using literature in mathematics through researched based readings.
2. Explore the National Council of Teachers of Mathematic (NCTM) standards and expectations.
3. Generate a list of trade books that align with each standard.
4. Develop lesson plans linking literature with math for expectations or benchmarks from the NCTM math standards.
*Choose one of the following according to grade level:
Burns, Marilyn and Sheffield, Stephanie (2004) Math and Literature: Grades K-1 (Paperback). Math Solutions Publications
Burns, Marilyn and Sheffield, Stephanie (2004) Math and Literature: Grades 2-3 (Paperback). Math Solutions Publications
Bresser Rusty and Burns, Marilyn (2004) Math and Literature: Grades 4-6 (Paperback). Math Solutions Publications
Bay-Williams, Jennifer M., Burns, Marilyn and Martinie, Sherri L. (2004) Math and Literature: Grades 6-8(Paperback). Math Solutions Publications