
06664519
j
2016f.00600
Cox, Teodora
Integrating literature into the teaching of mathematics.
Aust. Math. Teach. 72, No. 1, 1517 (2016).
2016
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT), Adelaide, SA
EN
D40
U60
teaching methods
literature
interdisciplinary approach
numbers
books
mathematical concepts
Summary: Mathematics teachers are frequently looking for reallife 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)