Integrating Literature into the Math Curriculum in Elementary Grades
The paper is a review of research and literature pertaining to the integration of literature into the math curriculum in elementary school.
# 145519 | 1,740 words | 11 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Nov 14, 2010 in Education (Curriculum) , Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (Elementary School)
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The integration between mathematics and literature for the primary or elementary grades is a subject that has attracted considerable attention from educators and theorists. There are many verifiable on line sources as well as off line journals and books that advocate the importance of the interrelationship between mathematics and literature - to the advantage of both subjects. This paper is a review of available research and literature on the subject.
From the Paper:"In conclusion there is a growing consensus in the literature that the interrelationship between mathematics and literature is mutually beneficial. A useful study that examines these interactions in-depth is Mathematics in Literature by Lipsey and Pasternack. These two authors point out and echo views about the beneficial combination of these two subjects that are reiterated in many other studies.
"Understanding of major mathematical concepts may be motivated, explored, and enhanced through literary art. Literature stirs our imaginations and emotions, making ideas more enjoyable and memorable. It enlivens what many people see as the isolating abstractness of mathematics
"(Lipsey and Pasternack).
"A study of the literature on this issue brings clearly to the fore the realization of the importance of the integration and intersection between various subjects that were in the past seen to be separate and even in opposition to one another. There are an increasing number of cogent and well researched books and articles which suggest ways and means of linking mathematics and literature to the benefit and advantage of both subjects."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Books by Marilyn Burns. Retrieved February 8, 2009 from (http://home.avvanta.com/~math/burnsbooks.htm)
- Clement, R. (1990) Counting on Frank. Sydney: Williams Collins.
- Grossman, F.J., Smith, B, & Miller, C. (1993). Did you say write in mathematics class? Journal of Developmental Education, 17, pp. 2-4.
- Hutchins, P. (1986). The doorbell rang. New York: Greenwillow Books.
- Kolstad, R., Briggs, L., & Whalen, K. (1996). Incorporating Language Arts into the Mathematics Curriculum: A Literature Survey. Education, 116(3), 423+. Retrieved February 11, 2009, from Questia database: http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5000367948
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