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Integrating Literature and Mathematics: A Mysterious Connection

Jane Wilburne; Mary Napoli 

October 2007, Volume 13, Issue 3, Page 134

Abstract:
A mathematics and literature interdisciplinary project that was implemented in several urban middle school classrooms. The project is based on the novel Chasing Vermeer by Balliett (2004), and involves a dramatization of one of the chapters from the book and a follow-up mathematical exploration.  Article effectively connects math topics with relevant literature.

Keywords:
Article
Algebraic Patterns
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Connections / Applications
Games / Puzzles
Teacher
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Shapes
Transformations