Why Not?Math and Literature

P1  Problem Solving  
 interpreting pictures  
 drawing diagrams  
 using number sentences  
 recognizing hidden information  
P8  Create problems similar to those solved  
D6  g. Timeline  
N11  Building a pattern  
N21  Use ordinals to describe and order an arrangement  
N43  Use the term plus to add an event  
N89  Concept of fractions  
M5  Compare, estimate, then measure and record  
(a) centimetres  
M13  Solve a variety of problems involving area 
Each of the following books are enjoyable as stories on their own. Each contains at least one strand from the mathematics curriculum that you could explore with a class after reading the book. A list of books to use with a math class can now be found in the new teacher’s manuals that have been developed for a handson integrated approach to mathematics such as those by Ginn, Gage, and AddisonWesley. 
TITLE 
AUTHOR 
MAIN STRAND 
GERALDINE’S BLANKET THE TANGRAM MAGICIAN GRANDFATHER TANG’S STORY 
Keller Ernst Ann Tompert 
Geometry Geometry — Tangrams Geometry — Tangrams 
THE DOORBELL RANG TWO WAYS TO COUNT TO TEN WHAT COMES IN 2’S, 3’S AND 4’S? 
Hutchins Retold by Ruby Dee Aker 
Numbers and Operations Numbers and Operations Numbers and Operations 
THE SEVEN CHINESE BROTHERS MILLIONS OF CATS HOW MUCH IS A MILLION? 
Mahy Wanda Gag Schwartz 
Numbers and Operations Numbers and Operations Numbers and Operations 
A MILLION FISH…MORE OR LESS SOMETHING ABSOLUTELY ENORMOUS 
McKissak Wild 
Numbers and Operations Numbers and Operations 
REMAINDER OF ONE 
Elinor Pinczes 
Numbers and Operations — Division 
ONE HUNDRED HUNGRY ANTS ONE HUNDRED IS A FAMILY ONE WATERMELON SEED 
Pinczes Ryan Lottridge 
Numbers and Operations — 100 Numbers and Operations — 100 Numbers and Operations — 100 
MR. GRUMPY’S OUTING WHO SANK THE BOAT? 
Burningham Pamela Allen 
Measurement  Mass Measurement  Mass 
A QUARTER FROM THE TOOTH FAIRY WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS ALEXANDER WHO USED TO BE RICH LAST SUNDAY 
Holtzman "Smart" by Shel Silverstein Viorst 
Measurement  Money Measurement  Money Measurement  Money 
A CHAIR FOR MY MOTHER COUNTING ON FRANK THE BUTTON BOX 
Vera Williams Rod Clement Margaret Reid 
Data Management Data Management Data Management 
FROG AND TOAD ARE FRIENDS CHRYSANTHEMUM 
"The Lost Button" by Lobel Henkes 
Data Management  Attributes Data Management  Graphing 
TITLE 
AUTHOR 
MAIN STRAND 
EACH ORANGE HAD 8 SLICES SIXDINNER SID HOW MANY BEARS 
Paul Giganti Jr. Inga Moore Cooper Edens 
Problem Solving Problem Solving Problem Solving 
THE IMPORTANT BOOK 
Margaret Wise Brown 
Writing  all strands 
I have designated one main strand that each book could be associated with, but once you read a book many more ideas will be apparent to you that you could use to explore math concepts and to use manipulatives with the students in your class. As well as mathematics ideas, you will also see the possibilities for integration of arts education strands, science, writing, and social studies. Have fun with these books. The possibilities are limitless. 
TEACHER RESOURCES 

Burns, Marilyn MATH AND LITERATURE (K3) Math Solutions Publications, 1992 ISBN 0941355071 
Satariano, Patricia STORYTIME MATHTIME: MATH EXPLORATIONS IN CHILDREN’S LITERATURE Dale Seymore Publications, 1994 ISBN 086651734 
Gailey, Stavroula K. ARITHMETIC TEACHER "The MathematicsChildren’s Literature Connection" NCTM, January 1993 
Schneider, Sally TEACHING CHILDREN MATHEMATICS "Links to Literature" NCTM, December 1995 
Helton, Sonia M. TEACHING CHILDREN MATHEMATICS "I thik the Citrane will Hoder Lase: Journal Keeping in Math Class" NCTM, February 1995 
Wadlington, Elizabeth; Bitner, Joe et al ARITHMETIC TEACHER "Have a problem? Make the WritingMathematics Connection!" NCTM, December 1992 
Hurst, Carol Otis PICTURING MATH SRA/McGrawHill, 1996 ISBN 0026873672 
Whitin, David J. and Gary, Casandra C. ARITHMETIC TEACHER "Promoting Mathematical Explorations Through Children's Literature" NCTM, March 1994 
Kilman, Marlene and Richards, Judith ARITHMETIC TEACHER "Writing, Sharing and Discussing Mathematics Stories" NCTM, November 1992 
Winograd, Ken and Higgens, Karen M. THE READING TEACHER "Writing, Reading and Talking Mathematics: One Interdisciplinary Possibility" International Reading Association, January — Febrauary 1995 
Matthias, Margaret and Thiessen, Diane, editors THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF MATHEMATICS The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1992 ISBN 0873533534 
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