id: 06664519
dt: j
an: 2016f.00600
au: Cox, Teodora
ti: Integrating literature into the teaching of mathematics.
so: Aust. Math. Teach. 72, No. 1, 15-17 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
la: EN
cc: D40 U60
ut: teaching methods; literature; interdisciplinary approach; numbers; books;
mathematical concepts
ci:
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ab: Summary: Mathematics teachers are frequently looking for real-life
applications and meaningful integration of mathematics and other
content areas. Many genuinely seek to reach out to students and help
them make connections between the often abstract topics taught in
school. In this article the author presents ideas on integrating
literature and mathematics to illustrate how easily mathematics can be
found in books that initially do not come across as containing
mathematics content. Among the examples presented are: (1) the
children’s book, {\it Sylvester bear overslept} (Wahl, 1979); (2)
Paolo Giordano’s {\it The solitude of prime numbers} (2010); and (3)
John Grisham’s {\it The summons} (2002). (ERIC)
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