Uses of Literature in Mathematics

Information if provided for eight different ways literature can be used in a mathematic's classroom with students and examples of books to use for each way.

1. A mathematical problem is presented as part of the plot

2. Stimulate mathematical exploration

3. Model a mathematical creative experience

4. Relate mathematics to a theme of study

5. Use to introduce mathematical activities

6. Use to create mathematical problems related to the text

7. Provide mathematical knowledge about the world

8. Provide a context for mathematical assessment



Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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