Using Literature To Teach Math
As I read this week's chapter, I could not help but to think about how children need to practice the concepts of addition and subtraction through hands-on activities. Music and familiar stories came to mind.
I created this to go along with the Five Little Monkeys series. Any of the books will do. I imagine my students acting out the story at the big book center early in the year but later working in a math tub writing math problems with a partner. One of my favorite math routines is to listen to this song by CJ - FUNdamentals CD. This rhythmic song really gets the kids moving!
Another favorite story that children love is There Were 10 in the Bed. Usually, I have enough dog stuffed animals to have the children act it out as they read the big book.
As I was thinking, I feel like I don't have enough literature to teach addition using story. Do you have any suggestions? Leave a comment and let me know what you use.
Happy Teaching and Learning!
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