Follow the Signs to Promote Accurate Geometric Shape Knowledge

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This article will help readers see shape-related children's books in new ways to help PreK-12 learners, as well as future teachers, to develop mathematically accurate concepts. The printable templates and guidelines help preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school teachers select and use children's books about shapes. Librarians, parents, authors, illustrators, and publishers will also find this resource helpful for selecting or creating accurate books about shapes.

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2018-09-19

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Nurnberger-Haag, J. (2018). Follow the Signs to Promote Accurate Geometric Shape Knowledge. Ohio Journal of School Mathematics, 80(1). Retrieved from https://library.osu.edu/ojs/index.php/OJSM/article/view/6041

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