Integrating Literature to Support Mathematics Learning in Middle School
Secondary and Middle Grades Education
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.
Middle School Journal
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Koellner, K., Wallace, F. H., & Swackhamer, L. Integrating literature to support mathematics learning in middle school. Middle School Journal, 41(2), 30-39.