A series of articles on what reading strategies to emphasize for math and a series of lessons integrating that technique. It is best to begin with a reading strategy when a student has an issue with math. It is to check understanding of what is being asked.
A video of a book reading of A Remainder of One. New media of YouTube and other venues means ready access to story. Humans are set up to tune into a story. Picture books have the added bonus of pictures helping to put visualization of a concept in the head. Then adding abstract symbols.
A video showing clips of Schwartz strategies with his Math Literature books. He is available for visits . His explanations of math concepts in a fun way help alleviate math fears and show how fun it can be. I taught as many lessons as I could with this math series. Kids loved these books and would repeatedly read. Most of all I could read this to a student and it would magically happen they would begin to pass that math concept. Parents would ask the librarian for these books.
An article on taking a math literature book, creating a scaffold, and having students create a game from it. Creating games takes it to upper level problem solving and creativity. This makes a particular concept go deep in the intellect. Also students playing each other 's games sinks in more knowlege in a fun way.My sons did this activity in elementary. One is an electrical engineer for Verizon and the other is a financial accountant at Weavers.
Numberphile has a webpage of math icons. Click on one and you get a math story real life from an expert in a math field. The joy of it is it is in laymen's terms using the process of discovery to fill in the concept. I did not get to use this math page but used experts coming in BUT this would be a grand edition to any math curriculum and accessible daily. Would loved to have had it when teaching.
Math Literature Resources categorized by the big idea strands such as Number and Operations making it quick and easy to plug into any set of standards. Big ideas have to be put in place first so students can hang pieces of information on that infrastructure making it readily accessible at a later time. I gave workshops on math literature tied to the state standards. I created camps and math game nights for parents using math literature.
An article by www.educationworld.com recommending math literature and a sharing of teacher strategies. The approaches are modifications of typical vocabulary and language activities in reading but with a special tailoring to math needs. Many times the issue in math is not the math but the language and its interpretation. Parents can check out math literature books from the library and read to their child promoting family math time.
A video by expert teacher Marilyn Burns explaining the importance of combining reading and math and that the two subject areas work together to accomplish the goals. Too often schools do too much compartmentalization that results in poor learning. Subject areas taught in isolation are basically useless. Burns teaches teachers how to communicate math. Eventually students talk the language of math using her techniques. It is friendly towards parents and promotes family math time.