Math Through Children's Literature / Edition 1

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Use children's literature as a springboard to successful mathematical literacy. This book contains summaries of books, each related to the NCTM Standards, that will help children gain familiarity with and an understanding of mathematical concepts. Each chapter has classroom-tested activities and a bibliography of additional books to further expand student learning.

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Editorial Reviews

Activities planned to introduce kids to the math sciences with little stress/resistance. Justifies itself through reference to the National Council of Teachers of Math's Curriculum Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872879324
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Through Children's Literature Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 238
  • Sales rank: 1,344,702
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

KATHRYN L. BRADDON, a former library media specialist, is a teacher, writer, and workshop leader based in Canandaigua, New York.

NANCY J. HALL taught preschool through college for 14 years and is currently an educational consultant in gifted education in central Pennsylvania.

DALE TAYLOR, Elementary Principal/K12 Curriculum Director, East Grand Forks Public Schools, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, and Associate Professor at the University of North Dakota, worked in an advisory capacity on the NCTM Standards.

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Table of Contents

How to Use This Book
Pt. I The Mathematics Curriculum
1 An Overview of Mathematics Education 1
Pt. II The Process Components
2 An Overview of Math Standards 1 Through 5 7
Pt. III The Content Components
3 Standard 6: Number Sense and Numeration 11
4 Standard 7: Concepts of Whole-Number Operations and Standard 8: Whole-Number Computation 38
5 Standard 9: Geometry and Spatial Sense 63
6 Standard 10: Measurement 97
7 Standard 11: Statistics and Probability 124
8 Standard 12: Fractions and Decimals 148
9 Standard 13: Patterns and Relationships 175
Appendix - Traditional Patterns of Teaching Mathematics with Changes Suggested by the NCTM Standards 201
Index 211
About the Authors 218
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