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.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2012 Miranda E. Kral
Kral, Miranda E., "Concept-Based Picture Books for Mathematics" (2012). Graduate Research Papers. 3806.