This book provides easy-to-implement, literature-based activities that connect standards-based grades K-2 mathematics lessons with concepts derived from science, social studies, and the arts standards. * Presents a matrix of activities listing the literature used for each activity and the Mathematics concepts covered as well as concepts covered for the other content areas. * Includes overviews of the children's literature accompany each activity. * Integrates National Content Standards (NCTM, NSES, NCSS, NAEA) within each activity that support standards-based instruction. * Guides teachers to implement each activity and assess students' learning successfully with step-by-step descriptions . * Features reproducible worksheets for activities that require recording or written response, saving teachers time when incorporating an activity into lessons. * Contains assessment tools and rubrics in the Appendix.
Table of Contents
Introduction Helpful Hints Regarding Assessment Chapter One: Literature-Based Mathematics and Science Activities The Mathematics-Science Connection Matrix of Activities Activities featuring Number and Operations - Counting in the Garden and The Reason for a Flower - What Comes in 2's, 3's, & 4's? and My Five Senses - Activities featuring Algebra - If You Give a Moose a Muffin and What if? - A Hippopotamusn't and Other Animal Poems; Zoo-ology; and What Would You Do with a Tail Like This? - Activities featuring Geometry - Let's Fly a Kite and The Cloud Book - Activities featuring Measurement - Dem Bones and The Skeleton Inside You - House for Birdie and Animals in Their Homes - Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability - The Earth and I; Where Does the Garbage Go?; and Recycle! A Handbook for Kids - Winter (The Seasons Series), Spring (The Seasons Series), Summer (The Seasons Series), Fall (The Seasons Series), and Sunshine Makes the Seasons - Activities featuring Connections - What Is a Scientist? Chapter Two: Literature-Based Mathematics and Social Studies Activities The Mathematics-Social Studies Connection Matrix of Activities Activities featuring Number and Operations - Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book - Lunch Money and Other Poems about School, 26 Letters and 99 Cents, and Money: A Rich History - Activities featuring Algebra - Nine in One Grr! Grr! and Teaching with Folk Stories of the Hmong: An Activity Book - F Is for Flag and Red, White, and Blue: The Story of the American Flag - Activities featuring Geometry - Me on the Map and Where Do I Live? - Activities featuring Measurement - Nine O'Clock Lullaby - Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability - Month by Month a Year Goes Round and A Busy Year - If All the Seas Were One Sea - So You Want to Be President?, What Presidents Are Made Of, and First Pets: Presidential Best Friends - Activities featuring Connections - Who Uses This? and ABC of Jobs Chapter Three: Literature-Based Mathematics and Visual Arts Activities The Mathematics-Visual Arts Connection Matrix of Activities Activities featuring Number and Operations - I Spy Two Eyes: Numbers in Art and Museum 1 2 3 - How Many, How Much (a poem in A Light in the Attic); More, Fewer, Less; and A Child's Book of Art - Activities featuring Algebra - 12 Ways to Get to Eleven and Math-terpieces - Follow the Line and Henri Matisse (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists Series) - Activities featuring Geometry - When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins and Coyote Places the Stars - Rectangles (City Shapes Series), Squares (City Shapes Series), and Mondrian (Great Modern Masters Series) - I Spy Shapes in Art - The Butterfly Counting Book - Activities featuring Measurement - The Best Bug Parade and Baby Einstein: The ABCs of Art - Activities featuring Data Analysis and Probability - A Closet Full of Shoes (a poem in Falling Up) and Joan Miro (Famous Artists Series) Assessment Resources References Children's Literature References Instructional Resources References Research References Appendix - Assessment Tools and Rubrics
Robin Ward is a ten-year mathematics educator who has presented locally and nationally on improving mathematics pedagogy. She developed web-based materials for NASA, teaches integrated math-art classes to students in grades Pre-K-8, and offers professional development workshops for mathematics teachers. Robin is the Associate Director for Curriculum Integration at the Rice University School Mathematics Project and is the author ofNumeracy and Literacy: Teaching K-8 Mathematics Using Children's Literature.