Using Children’s Literature to Teach Problem Solving in Math

Using Children’s Literature to Teach Problem Solving in Math

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Learn how to use childrena€™s literature to engage students in mathematical problem solving. Teaching with childrena€™s literature helps build a positive math environment, encourages students to think abstractly, shows students the real-world purposes of math, builds content-area literacy, and appeals to students with different learning styles and preferences. This practical book provides specific childrena€™s book ideas and standards-based lessons that you can use to bring math alive in your own classroom. Special Features: Step-by-step ideas for using childrena€™s literature to teach lessons based on the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Content in kindergarten, first, and second grade Scripting, modeling, and discussion prompts for each lesson Information on alignment to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and how to put them into student-friendly language Reference to a wide variety of specific childrena€™s literature that can provide a context for young children learning to engage in the standards Differentiated activities for students who are early, developing, and advanced problem solversThis provides opportunities for teachers to instil problem-solving skills at an early age, which can set the foundation for critical thinking in mathematics throughout the elementary grades. Students in Kindergarten, first and second grade mayanbsp;...

Title:Using Children’s Literature to Teach Problem Solving in Math
Author:Jeanne White
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-11-12


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