id: 06072814
dt: b
an: 2013b.00342
au: Wilburne, Jane M.; Keat, Jane B.; Napoli, Mary
ti: Cowboys count, monkeys measure, and princesses problem solve. Building
early math skills through storybooks.
so: Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing (ISBN 978-1-59857-106-6/pbk). xiii,
121~p. (2011).
py: 2011
pu: Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing
la: EN
cc: D31 D32 D41 D42 U61 U62
ut: storybooks; pre-kindergarten; kindergarten; elementary education;
mathematical thinking
ci:
li:
ab: The book is concerned with the question how mathematics can be taught to
young children (pre-K to 3rd grade) in a meaningful, interesting way
using so-called storybooks. The latter describe “imaginative worlds
where fascinating things happen", and they provide the context for
developing mathematical questions and problem solving activities. The
aim is to enhance children’s mathematical thinking (beyond mere
skills) and is therefore well in line with what is propagated by NCTM
guidelines. The book describes the storybook approach and where and how
to find mathematics rich stories, and gives a variety of examples. It
also describes several approaches of how to use storybooks in teaching.
In the final chapters, the authors describe how teaching with
storybooks addresses curriculum standards, and ‒ in a wider view ‒
how mathematics in texts other than storybooks can be found and used
for reasonable mathematics teaching emphasising mathematical thinking,
reasoning and problem solving.
rv: Burkhard Alpers (Aalen)