Bringing Stories to Life: Integrating Literature and Math Manipulatives
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This Teaching Tip describes the use of children's literature to help second-grade students meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and for Mathematics. During a shared reading experience, students used manipulatives to represent plot and characters while demonstrating mathematical reasoning. The article offers instructional ideas, guiding questions, authentic student work samples, and a rationale for using children's literature and mathematics manipulatives to help students make connections across disciplines.
Department of Mathematics
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Larson, Lotta C. and Rumsey, Chepina, "Bringing Stories to Life: Integrating Literature and Math Manipulatives" (2018). Faculty Publications. 734.