Graduate Research Papers


Open Access Graduate Research Paper


New picture books are published every year. Teacher librarians continuously search for new titles to add to their collections through collection development. A resource was not available that provided a list of children's picture books that include a conceptual approach to mathematics. The purpose of this project was to develop an annotated bibliography of children's picture books which, after analysis by the researcher, included materials that take a conceptual approach to mathematics learning for upper elementary students.

The project was completed by selecting children's picture books, meeting selection 13 criteria, found in WorldCat that included multiplication or division concepts. The selected books were analyzed using a tool designed by the researcher. An annotated bibliography was then generated which included a summary, identification of mathematical concepts, methods of conceptual development, and extension activities for each title.

The completed project will be made available on the Iowa Teacher Librarian Ning.

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Master of Arts


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jean Donham


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