One difficult aspect of teaching mathematics in the early grades is tying the subject to other areas of the curriculum, particularly the central core language arts. Mathematics need not, ;indeed it should not, stand alone, nor must it be allied only to science.
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, teachers can explore opportunities for relating math to reading. This teaching resource for primary schools provides a wide range of ideas for teaching mathematics through literature and can be used with any math program. The book includes:
- A mathematical overview Background information
- Notes on classroom organization
- Assessment, and evaluation
- Lesson outlines based on forty different stories and poems
Each activity includes a synopsis, preparation for teaching, mathematical aims, evaluation notes, and suggestions for extension; mathematical themes such as size, classification, and spatial relations; and a list of further references.