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Language arts--Correlation with content subjects; Children's literature in mathematics education;


The National Counsel of Teachers in Mathematics in 1989 developed a list of 13 mathematical standards that would lead to a more effective way to teach mathematics. Before they began their list of standards, they made a list of goals. These goals stressed the importance of making learning relevant to the learner.

The goals that the NCTM developed are similar to the theoretical formulations that support instruction in the language arts. Many leading authorities in language arts advocate an instructional program that extends literature-based language arts across the curriculum. The content areas provide content and experiences with the functions of language.

This paper presents the ways teachers can connect children's literature, the language arts and the content area of mathematics in kindergarten-grade 4. The NCTM standards create a view of mathematical instruction that allows the teacher to make mathematics real and inviting, just as children's literature does.

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Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

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Jeanne McLain Harms


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