Setting the context for mathematical concepts by first introducing them within realistic literature that I know my students respond to.

by Shenise White

Grades K-2, Grades 3-5

In this series of videos, I present my strategy of using literature and read-alouds to provide context and relevance to students who are learning new math concepts.

Part One: Introduction

In part one of the workshop, I describe how I use read-alouds in conjunction with math instruction to make math more meaningful and relevant to students.

Part Two: The Greedy Triangle

In part two of the workshop, I read from The Greedy Triangle to illustrate how a story can bring math to life for younger students. Then I ask participants to read a text and identify the math concepts that could be extracted from the story.

Part Three: Planning an Activity

In part three of the workshop, I invite participants to work in pairs to use my planning template to produce an activity using math literature.