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The Math – Literature Connection

Investigations Connections

Grade 2

  • How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman [Coins, Coupons, and Combinations]
  • The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza [Coins, Coupons, and Combinations]
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins [Shapes, Halves and Symmetry]

Grade 3

  • Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti [Things That Come in Groups]
  • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins [Fair Shares]
  • The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza [Flips, Turns, and Area]

Grade 4

  • How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty by Nathan Zimelman [Mathematical Thinking]
  • Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti [Arrays and Shares]
  • A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman [Landmarks in the Thousands]

Grade 5

  • A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman [Mathematical Thinking]
  • Jumanji, by Chris Van Allsburg [Between Never and Always]

Book Resources

How the Second Grade Got $8205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty

Each Orange Had 8 Slices

The Doorbell Rang

A Grain of Rice

  • "Linking Mathematics and Literature" by Ron Zambo, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, NCTM, April 2005
  • Educator's Reference Desk

The Wolf's Chicken Stew

Remainder of One, by Elinor Princzes


General Math – Literature Resources

TERC Recommendations for Literature Connections to Investigations Units

Houghton Mifflin Math Central: annotated lists by grade level and strand

Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site: Math and Children's Literature

Quest 2005: Integration Strategies (will open in a new window)

Literature-based Math Lesson/Activity template: Word .doc or .pdf

 

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