Using Literature to Engage Students Mathematically

Ann Wheeler, Joe Champion, Holly Dybvig


In this article, the authors share two lessons that incorporate children’s literature with the Pythagorean theorem and area to engage preservice teachers (PSTs) mathematically. Sample responses, example texts, and future work are discussed.

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Carle, E. Little Cloud, Philomel Books, 1996.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, D.C.

Fry, S. Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin, Little Simon, 2014.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Principles and standards for school mathematics. Reston, VA: NCTM, 2000.

Toms, K. Itsy Bitsy Spider, Make Believe Ideas Ltd., 2009.


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