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Using Literacy To Teach Math

I am always looking for new ways to reach all of my students during math lessons.  There are always a couple of students who learn differently.  One strategy I began using a few years ago, is incorporating literacy into my math lessons.  I know it sounds very weird, but children remember concepts that they learn through stories.  An excellent source for math stories is Cindy Neuschwander's Sir Cumference series.  She does a great job of telling a story, while explaining complex math concepts for children.  I've used her series for several years now, and find it to be a great resource.  I created this Free Lesson For "Sir Cumference and The First Round Table".  This lesson helps students put the concepts they learn about in the story to immediate use.