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Exploring Measurement Concepts through Literature: Natural Links across Disciplines

Richard Austin, Denisse Thompson, Charlene Beckmann 

January 2005, Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 218

Abstract:
This article discusses various literary works containing measurement topics. Different books that integrate mathematics with other subject areas are introduced, and ways to pose problems for students to solve are provided in this article. Teachers will learn to use some of these literary works to create lessons and activities in the math classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Angles
Communication
Curriculum
Complex Numbers
Estimation / Approximation / Number Sense
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Perimeter / Circumference
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Ratios / Proportions
Time / Money
Weight / Mass