NCTM San Diego Presentation Summary

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This is the summary of a presentation given at the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA.
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The Fictional Side of Mathematics - Using Literature to Stimulate Problem Solving

This hands-on session will focus on incorporating literature into the middle grade mathematics curriculum. Topics will range from numeration, mental math and estimation to geometry and measurement. Participants will be shown how to introduce, develop and incorporate real life problem solving into their curriculum units through the use of literature. The literature will include poetry, short stories and chapter books containing multicultural elements. The participants will travel through the realms of historical fiction, fairy tales, folk tales, and myths all the time weaving a mathematical thread through commonly used literature found in the middle grade classroom. By combining mathematics and literature the students are able to apply reasoning, logic and communication skills in new ways.

Geraldine Herskowitz (UFT/NYC Teacher Centers Consortium, New York City, NY)

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