In this blog post Susanna Westby details describes the ways in which literature can help foster the understanding of mathematical concepts. Westby utilizes four books as examples of mathematical problem solving connections and lists a sample of the questions that students have investigated in the books. Included in the blog post is a link to a student recording template that can be applied to any story; it is a free downloadable from TeachersPayTeachers but requires free registration.


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