Literature-Based Activities for Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas K-2 / Edition 1

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Overview

Literature-Based Activities Integrating Mathematics with Other Content Areas: Grades K-2

By Robin A. Ward

In a three-volume series by grade level, author Robin Ward provides easy-to-implement, literature-based activities that integrate standards-based content from science, social studies, and the arts with standards-based elementary math content. Beginning with the rationale for and research to support interdisciplinary teaching, each book outlines a plethora of lessons that will provide you with detailed instructions for implementing the activities and your students with the benefits of integrated instruction.

This first book in the series offers literature summaries, NCTM and other national standards, assessment notes, and related websites and books, for teaching children in kindergarten through second grade, making it a perfect early childhood classroom companion!

“With all of the demands in our schedules these days, teachers need to be better at incorporating content within literacy [instruction]…this book does a great job of this.” –Tammy Brown, early education staff developer, Denver Public Schools

“Refreshingly unlike other books and resources, I was pleasantly surprised that it was full of content and ideas that are easily implemented. Teachers need more books like this!” –Amanda Guinn, kindergarten teacher, Monroe Country Community Schools, Bloomington, IN

Robin Ward is a ten-year mathematics educator who has presented locally and nationally on improving mathematics pedagogy. She developed web-based materials for NASA, teaches integrated math-art classes to students in grades Pre-K-8, and offers professional development workshops for mathematics teachers. Robin is the Associate Director for Curriculum Integration at the Rice University School Mathematics Project and is the author ofNumeracy and Literacy: Teaching K-8 Mathematics Using Children's Literature.

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Robin Ward is a ten-year mathematics educator who has presented locally and nationally on improving mathematics pedagogy. She developed web-based materials for NASA, teaches integrated math-art classes to students in grades Pre-K-8, and offers professional development workshops for mathematics teachers. Robin is the Associate Director for Curriculum Integration at the Rice University School Mathematics Project and is the author ofNumeracy and Literacy: Teaching K-8 Mathematics Using Children's Literature.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Helpful Hints

Regarding Assessment

Chapter One: Literature-Based Mathematics and Science Activities

The Mathematics-Science Connection

Matrix of Activities

Activities featuring Number and Operations

- Counting in the Garden and The Reason for a Flower

- What Comes in 2’s, 3’s, & 4’s? and My Five Senses

- Activities featuring Algebra

- If You Give a Moose a Muffin and What if?

- A Hippopotamusn’t and Other Animal Poems; Zoo-ology; and What Would You Do with a Tail Like This?

- Activities featuring Geometry

- Let’s Fly a Kite and The Cloud Book

- Activities featuring Measurement

- Dem Bones and The Skeleton Inside You

- House for Birdie and Animals in Their Homes

- Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability

- The Earth and I; Where Does the Garbage Go?; and Recycle! A Handbook for Kids

- Winter (The Seasons Series), Spring (The Seasons Series), Summer (The Seasons Series), Fall (The Seasons Series), and Sunshine Makes the Seasons

- Activities featuring Connections

- What Is a Scientist?

Chapter Two: Literature-Based Mathematics and Social Studies Activities

The Mathematics-Social Studies Connection

Matrix of Activities

Activities featuring Number and Operations

- Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book

- Lunch Money and Other Poems about School, 26 Letters and 99 Cents, and Money: A Rich History

- Activities featuring Algebra

- Nine in One Grr! Grr! and Teaching with Folk Stories of the Hmong: An Activity Book

- F Is for Flag and Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag

- Activities featuring Geometry

- Me on the Map and Where Do I Live?

- Activities featuring Measurement

- Nine O’Clock Lullaby

- Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability

- Month by Month a Year Goes Round and A Busy Year

- If All the Seas Were One Sea

- So You Want to Be President?, What Presidents Are Made Of, and First Pets: Presidential Best Friends

- Activities featuring Connections

- Who Uses This? and ABC of Jobs

Chapter Three: Literature-Based Mathematics and Visual Arts Activities

The Mathematics-Visual Arts Connection

Matrix of Activities

Activities featuring Number and Operations

- I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art and Museum 1 2 3

- How Many, How Much (a poem in A Light in the Attic); More, Fewer, Less; and A Child’s Book of Art

- Activities featuring Algebra

- 12 Ways to Get to Eleven and Math-terpieces

- Follow the Line and Henri Matisse (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists Series)

- Activities featuring Geometry

- When a Line Bends…A Shape Begins and Coyote Places the Stars

- Rectangles (City Shapes Series), Squares (City Shapes Series), and Mondrian (Great Modern Masters Series)

- I Spy Shapes in Art

- The Butterfly Counting Book

- Activities featuring Measurement

- The Best Bug Parade and Baby Einstein: The ABCs of Art

- Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability

- A Closet Full of Shoes (a poem in Falling Up) and Joan Miro (Famous Artists Series)

Assessment Resources References

Children’s Literature References

Instructional Resources References

Research References

Appendix — Assessment Tools and Rubrics

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