Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award

9-2017

Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project

Department

Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Marie LeJeune

Honors Program Director

Dr. Gavin Keulks

Abstract

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.

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