Share
Pin it!
Google Plus




Subscriber? Sign in to access.


 

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

Sherri Martinie, Cheryl Marcoux, Janet Stramel 

October 2005, Volume 11, Issue 3, Page 125

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Math Coordinator / Coach
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Length
Problems
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Volume