Title

Integrating Literature to Support Mathematics Learning in Middle School

Department

Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2009

Abstract

While reading and language arts are typically easy to integrate with other subjects, some have cautioned that integrating mathematics with other subjects may be difficult to do in ways that lead to deep understanding of mathematics content (Klein, 1996; Shanahan, 1997) In particular, new research supports integrative approaches that use literature with mathematical themes to support and extend the conceptual understanding of complex mathematical development (Austin, Thompson, & Beckman, 2005; Bean, 2000). [...] we developed categories related to the potential opportunities to teach rich mathematics.

Journal

Middle School Journal

Journal ISSN

0094-0771

Volume

41

Issue

2

First Page

30

Last Page

39

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/00940771.2009.11461710