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Online Resources for Connecting Math and Children's Books Here are some good resources recommended in the November 2004 News Bulletin of the NCTM:
How to Use Children's Literature to Teach Mathematics
Mathematics and Children's Literature
Mathematics and Children's Literature (links)
Draw a Math Story: From the Concrete to the Symbolic 
Resource Books for Teachers These books are available online through Amazon or NCTM. NCTM phone orders may be placed through (800) 2357566, or use the links to specific resources below.
Exploring Mathematics through Literature: Articles and Lessons for Prekindergarten through Grade 8
New Visions for Linking Literature and Mathematics
The Wonderful World of Mathematics (Second Edition, 1998)
Math Is Language Too: Talking and Writing in the Mathematics Classroom 
Math Literature, Anyone?
> What literature do you use with math? For which concept?
Well, this is a pretty broad concept....but, for instance, I
like the book The Doorbell Rang is a great book to introduce division. So, as you can see, the possibilities are almost endless! Talk to your local librarian to see if she can give you more ideas about connecting math and literature. Debbie B. on teachers.net math board      You can use this great book:
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, by Wayne Geehan, illustrated by Cindy Neuschwander
Gisele, on teachers.net math board

Math Literature and Graphing Activities
> I will soon be a student teacher. In my method class for
Your thoughts are well thought out... KathyB/1st/IA, on teachers.net math board      Best of luck when you present your lesson. I'd like to suggest some further ideas in a different format which you may or may not find helpful. Integrating math with Harriet means not only sorting and graphing, which is good, but also how can you tie the feelings of selfishness and greediness into your lesson, which I believe is the lesson Nancy Carlson wants the reader to explore. Here's an idea: Choose the attributes you want the students to work with (i.e. size, color, shape, etc.) and fill the bags with any and everything (not just candy) that can be sorted like this. (As candy is expensive, not very reusable, would probably take some of your young students off task just thinking about eating it, you might use different macaronis, shell beans, attribute or fraction blocks, some hard/soft candies with,w/out wrappers, paper clips, marbles, etc.  the more creative the better!) Be careful that what you put in bags can easily be sorted into the attributes you work with in your lesson: you may only want to focus on size and color, for example, and fill as many bags as you have students. Put these bags into larger bags so that you end up with one huge bag! Hand this bag to one person  what do others think? I'm sure you'll hear, "That's not fair;" talk about why and what would be fair. Also, tell that one person that s/he will have to do all of the work. Discuss briefly and then go on to give everyone their own bags. Go on to sort, graph, diagram (using rope circles on the floor works good and working in groups helps). Then read the book, drawing on students' experiences and how they felt when doing the math lesson and tie it with Harriet and her brother's feelings, summing up similarities/differences.
Extensions: I don't know what timeframe you have, but this is something that can go the whole morning/day, tying it all together through many subject areas. I hope this gives you a few more ideas.
Good luck, em, on teachers.net math board

Animal Math Literature for Younger Children
> Any ideas for math lessons that also teach children
I Went Walking by Sue Williams Both talk about farm animals. The second one is about farm animal babies and counting numbers. Then you could create your own versions by getting into other animals and their babies. These books might help. Over in the Meadow has many variations: Over in the Meadow (Voyager Book) by John Langstaff, Feodor Rojankosky (Illustrator) Other great versions and related titles: Over in the Meadow: An Old Nursery Counting Rhyme (Books for Young Readers) by Paul Galdone, Jack Galdone Over in the Meadow (Picture Books) by Ezra Jack Keats
Earthsong: Based on the Popular Song "Over in the Endangered Meadow" Frog Went ACourtin' by John Langstaff, Feodor Rojankovsky(Illustrator) Oh, AHunting We Will Go by John Langstaff, Nancy W. Parker (Illustrator) Over the Steamy Swamp by Paul Geraghty. Paperback (March 1995)
KathyB/1st/IA, on teachers.net primary elementary board


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