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Education - Children's and young adult's literature

Why use literature in math?

"Some of us may feel uncomfortable with the notion that mathematics is fiction, but the concepts and procedures of mathematics are all constructions of our minds, products of our attempts to understand our worlds, real and imaginary. Some mathematical ideas have obvious practical applications in our everyday lives, while other ideas seem very abstract, with little apparent connection to life as most of us experience it. All mathematical ideas, though, take shape through our attempts to communicate, and therefore find their way into our literature."  from:  Literature-based mathematics in elementary school by David Haury, 2001, ERIC Digest ED464807

Pinterest - Doucette Library - Math, K-6

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