Date of Award
Honors Program Director
Dr. Gavin Keulks
One way for teacher to maximize time in the classroom is to combine language arts and mathematics when teaching, which causes several benefits for both teachers and students. One effective method of this is to use children’s storybooks to expand students’ understanding of each subject. An examination of current examples of storybooks that combine both of these subjects resulted in determining the most effective books which can be used in a classroom setting. This information was used to create a unit for fourth grade students to learn both mathematics and language arts by reading and examining one of the storybooks, then having students their own stories which used their knowledge of fractions. Through this students were able to practice both their language arts skills and their mathematics knowledge at the same time.
White, Laura, "Using Children’s Books to Teach Mathematics" (2017). Honors Senior Theses/Projects. 147.