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Harry Potter and the Magic of Mathematics

Betsy McShea, Judith Vogel, Maureen Yarnevich 

April 2005, Volume 10, Issue 8, Page 408

Abstract:
How teachers can use the Harry Potter book series to teach linear modeling and probability to their students. Different activities focusing on different mathematical concepts are discussed and can be used in the middle grades classroom.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Experimental / Theoretical
Curriculum
Linearity
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Time / Money