Monkey Paws, English Pounds, and Leagues: Using Literature in the Middle School

  • Monkey Paws, English Pounds, and Leagues: Using Literature in the Middle School

    Sherri Martinie, Cheryl Marcoux, Janet Stramel
    Three lessons used in seventh and eighth grades that are built around a poem, a short story, and a young adult novel in a way to connect important mathematical ideas with the ideas presented in the literature. Besides of training of meaningful reading the lessons provide opportunities for students to apply proportional reasoning skills, explore linear relationships, calculate a unit rate, and find the relationship between the volume of a cylinder and a cone.