Mathematics through Children’s Literature (2024)

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Kathleen Crawford-McKinney Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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Volume 115: Issue 9
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625–632

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Have you ever wondered how to engage young mathematicians? We used quality children’s literature to foster mathematical problem solving with young learners.

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  • DESCRIPTION OF OUR TASKS
  • OUR ADAPTION OF THE NARRATIVE-FIRST APPROACH
    • Read Alouds and Connecting Questions
    • Posing the Mathematics Problem and Extending Student Thinking
    • Reflective Discussion
  • CONCLUDING THOUGHTS
  • REFERENCES

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  • Crawford-McKinney, Kathleen, Asli Özgün-Koca, and Kristy Rebar. 2022. “Power of Yet: The Integration of the Culturally Responsive Literacy with the Productive Struggle in Mathematics.” Michigan Reading Journal 54, no. 2 (March): 5056.

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