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Math: Math in Children's Literature Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide resources, ideas, and strategies in teaching math concepts using children’s literature. Covers math topics such as sorting, counting, time, addition and subtraction, fractions, measurement, money, and graphing. Includes lesson plans and book lists by math topic and age.

Grades

  • 3,
  • 4,
  • 5

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Integrate literature into your math curriculum; locate the math skill to find corresponding literature.
Review the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics recommendations for the best math literacy tradebooks for elementary school. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Read this ERIC Digests article about literature-based mathematics in elementary school, includes: benefits of the literature connection, ways to use children's literature in teaching mathematics, the importance of context, and additional resources.
This site has lesson plans which connect children's literature to teach math concepts such as sorting and classifying, geometric figures, estimation of volume, a standard unit of measure, and concept of average.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about addition and subtraction, mathematical vocabulary terms, and models math story writing. Note: This site has links lead to external websites.
This site lists suggested literatures which are organized by math topics and age ranges.
This page gives suggestions and tips for teachers to pull math concepts from literatures. Note: This site includes banner ads and blogs.
This page provides literature books with suggested activities. The math topics are sorting, counting, time, addition and subtraction, fractions, measurement, money, and graphing.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about multiplication facts through literature and skit.
Learn about money, estimation, and graphing though fictional stories.

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