Date of Award
Master of Science in Education (MSEd)
Education and Human Development
This research attempted to investigate how integrating mathematics-based children's literature into the Investigations curriculum impacts students' acquisition of mathematical concepts and vocabulary in more natural, familiar, and meaningful contexts. The researcher collected data from twelve third-grade students in an urban school to find out how the integration of mathematics-based children's literature affected students' interest in math, understanding of mathematical vocabulary, concepts and content of math literature and curriculum. The researcher used student surveys, pre- and post-tests, Math Literature Center worksheets, teacher journal, and daily choice time logs to collect data. The data was analyzed to find generalizations about the impact of integrating mathematics-based children's literature into the Investigations curriculum. Based on the generalizations found integrating mathematics-based children's literature seems to spark students' interest in mathematics, influence student understanding of mathematical vocabulary, and receives positive responses from students on concepts and content of the literature.
Reyes, Wenella Grace-Naomi, "How Integrating Mathematics-Based Children's Literature into the Investigations Curriculum Impacts Students' Acquisition of Mathematical Concepts and Vocabulary in Meaningful Contexts" (2007). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 834.