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November 2006, Volume 13, Issue 4

FEATURES

Making Connections through Math-Related Book Pairs
Phyllis Whitin, David Whitin
How children increased their understanding of the set model of fractions through their interaction with a pair of math-related works of literature. Readers will learn about the book that was used in this lesson and how to adapt this lesson to meet the needs of a variety of diverse learners in the classroom.

Through the Eyes of Laura Ingalls Wilder
Diane Dowd
Mathematical moments and perspectives of a young girl in the pioneer days of our country, as chronicled by Laura Ingalls Wilder in her Little House books. Teachers will learn how to use Little House books to integrate mathematics into the reading curriculum and vice versa.

Becoming Highly Qualified
Kimberly Quigley, Cristina Gomez
The experiences of a third-grade teacher in the process of becoming "highly qualified" in mathematics.