Please forward this error screen to 67. 6 resources for teachers, students, and families to support instruction in the classroom and at home. Take a product tour of a Houghton Children 6 math program. Orange You Glad You’re Not Round?
Our charitable mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life. Join our mailing list to get a dose of nightly math in your inbox each day. You can unsubscribe at any time. Please forward this error screen to sharedip-23229236128. I’ve found that children’s books are extremely effective tools for teaching mathematics. They can spark students’ math imaginations in ways that textbooks or workbooks don’t.
Connecting math to literature can boost confidence for children who love books but are wary of math. And students who already love math can learn to appreciate stories in an entirely new way. 2 is a person, 3 is a person and a snail, 4 is a dog, and so on, up to 10 is a crab. Here I’m showing the spread in the book for the number 2.
Two is a person, the book states, and the illustration includes two arrows pointing to the person’s two feet touching the sand at the beach. The next page reveals that 3 is a person and a snail. Before I continued, I asked the students to predict the next number and how they thought the book would describe and illustrate it. They all predicted that the next number would be 4, but they had different ideas about what the illustration would be—a cat, a dog, a horse, and so on. I told them their ideas were all fine and then I turned the page to show that the next page shows 4 as a dog. The book continues by showing 5 as a dog and a snail, then 6 as an insect, 7 as an insect and a snail, 8 as a spider, and so on.
The students caught on to the pattern. This spread shows 9 on the left page as a spider and a snail, and 10 on the right page as a crab. The text explains that the crab’s claws ccount as feet. So what number will come next? But when I turned the page, they learned that they were wrong! The number 20 comes next, and the illustration shows two crabs.