NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Math and Literature: Making a Connection

EDUC 600




Instructor: Judy Kvaale

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $350

Class Offered Through eEducators

Course Description:

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

About The Instructor

Judy Kvaale
Judy Kvaale

Judy Kvaale earned an M.S. in Elementary Education from Minot State University. Judy also earned a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in reading. Judy has over 35 years of experience as a third grade teacher as well as experience instructing graduate classes and adult education. Judy also received the West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Month award.

**Registration Instructions:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after the start of the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided.

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