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Once upon a time: children's literature and mathematics

conference contribution
posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Leicha Bragg, J Koch, A Willis
What was your favourite book as a child? Remember the joy of reading it over and over again until the pages were worn and the corners curled. Have you thought about introducing your favourite book into a mathematics classroom? Utilising books in mathematics can engage and benefit every child in your class. Building on children’s wonder of literature can enhance their experience in mathematics. Building on children’s wonder of mathematics can enhance their experience of literature. In this paper we present the joy and value of employing children’s literature in the middle to upper primary mathematics classroom supported with engaging tasks that will have your students noticing maths in every story they read.

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Event

Mathematical Association of Victoria Annual Conference (50th : 2013 : Melbourne, Vic.)

Pagination

13 - 22

Publisher

Mathematical Association of Victoria

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

Place of publication

Brunswick, Vic

Start date

2013-12-05

End date

2013-12-06

ISBN-13

9781876949532

Language

eng

Publication classification

E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Editor/Contributor(s)

A McDonough, A Downton, L Bragg

Title of proceedings

MAV 2013 : Mathematics of the planet earth : Proceedings of the MAV 50th Annual Conference 2013

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