Bridging Literature and Mathematics by Visualizing Mathematical Concepts


  • Aug 23 2010 6:21 PM

    Robert Preston

    This resource was also matched for math content by a member of the Brokers of Expertise standards matching team. If You Hopped Like a Frog is a great book to explore measurement.

  • Aug 3 2010 9:55 PM

    Gail Zeigler

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise standards matching team.

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This lesson, from ReadWriteThink, uses "Actual Size" by Steve Jenkins and "If You Hopped Like a Frog" by David M. Schwartz to connect reading, writing, math, and science. Students identify and analyze elements of author's craft in conveying mathematical information about the size and abilities of a wide range of animals. By exploring the life-size images in Steve Jenkins' "Actual Size" and the comparisons to familiar objects in both books, students visualize measurements and mathematical proportions, which, in turn, teaches ratio. Students then apply these strategies to their own research and writing, bridging literature and mathematics as they work. This lesson incorporates a variety of interactive student activities. Less

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: 3 to 5

    Topics: English-Language Arts, Literature, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics