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Geometry and literature

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Geometry and literature

    Geometry and Literature

Name: Jean N. Timko

    Partnership members: Mary Ireton and Jean Timko

    School/City: Sacred Heart School, Fairfield, Ohio

    Workshop Location: Cincinnati Art Museum

    Grade Level(s)/ Intended Audience: Grade 2

    Curriculum/ Subject Areas: Library

    Ohio Academic Content Standards: K-12 Guidelines Library

     Information Literacy-

    Benchmark C - Understand that library books and materials are housed in

    specific areas of the library media center.

    Benchmark D Read and listen to stories for schoolwork and personal

    enjoyment.

    Benchmark E Understand what information is and use a process to find

    information.

     Technology Literacy

    Benchmark A. Effective school library programs provide technology

    literacy skill instruction in the use of library-based technologies.

    Benchmark B Apply basic Internet browser and navigation skills to

    search for information on the Internet.

    Specific Topic with Explanation: This pathfinder will provide second grade students with resources and information on geometric shapes that are found in children’s literature. It will extend a unit of geometric shapes in the second grade curriculum by providing

    additional literary resources.

    Subject Headings: Geometry and literature, Geometry, Shapes, Triangles, Circles, Squares, Mathematics-Study and teaching (Elementary), Children’s literature in

    mathematics

    Content Categories

Museum Web Sites (for Students)

    ; http://www.cosi.org/visitors/on-line-activities/tangrams/

    Challenge your students with a tangram puzzle.

    ; http://www.coolmath4kids.com/

    This is one of the fastest growing and most popular sites for math education in the

    world.

    ; http://apps.exploratorium.edu/10cool/index.php?cmd=browse&category=14

    This popular site contains fun sites for kids on a rotating basis- use search option

    for subject searching.

    ; http://www.picturebookart.org/Resources/Activities/Exploring_Collage

    This site includes instructions for creating a collage using geometric shapes.

    Museum Web Sites (for Teachers)

    ; http://agutie.homestead.com/files/index.html

    This noisy, colorful and completely unusual site is an eclectic mix of sound,

    science, and Incan history intended to interest students in Euclidean geometry. ; http://www.aimsedu.org/Puzzle/index.html

    This site contains puzzles to support the math (and science) state curriculum

    standards of some states including Ohio.

    ; http://www.learner.org/teacherslab/math/geometry/

    This site contains teacher resources and teacher professional development

    programming across the curriculum.

    ; http://www.nccil.org/index.htm

    The National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature enhances visual and

    verbal literacy by celebrating the best original art published in children’s literature

    Books (Non-fiction and Fiction)

    ; Artful Reading/ Bob Raczka. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, c2008. (700 RAC) ; Changes, Changes/ Pat Hutchins. New York: Aladdin Books, 1987, c1971. (E

    HUT)

    ; Cubes, Cones, Cylinders & Spheres/ Tana Hoban. New York: Greenwillow

    Books, c2000. (E HOB)

    ; Grandfather Tang’s Story/ Ann Tompert. New York: Crown Publishers, c1990.

    (E TOM)

    ; The Greedy Triangle/ Marilyn Burns. New York: Scholastic, c1994. ; I Spy Shapes in Art/ Lucy Micklethwait. New York: Greenwillow Books, c2004.

    (E MIC)

    ; Museum Shapes/ The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New York: Little,

    Brown, c2995.

    ; Opt: an illusionary tale/ Arline Baum. New York: Viking Kestral, c1987. (152.1

    BAU)

    ; Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone: A Math Adventure/ Cindy

    Neuschwander. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge, c2003. (516 NEU) ; So Many Circles, So Many Squares/ Tana Hoban. New York: Greenwillow

    Books, c1998. (516 HOB)

    ; Shape Up!/ David A. Adler. New York: Holiday House, c1998. (516 ADL)

    Reference and/or Professional Resources

    ; Geometry and Spatial Sense/ John Del Grande, et al. Reston, Va.: NCTM, c1993.

    (PROF 372.7 DEL)

    ; Janice VanCleave’s Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make

    Learning Geometry Fun/ Janice Pratt VanCleave. New York: Wiley & Sons,

    c1994. (PROF 516 VAN)

    ; Math and Literature. Grades 2-3/ Marilyn Burns. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions

    Publications, c2004. (PROF 372.7 BUR)

    ; Teaching Math with Favorite Picture Books/ Judi Hechtman and Deborah

    Ellermeyer. New York: Scholastic Professional Books, c1998. (PROF 513 HEC)

INFOhio Electronic Resources

    ; http://illuminations.nctm.org/LessonDetail.aspx?ID=U83

    Three lessons that correlate geometry with children’s literature.

    ; http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=776

    Lots of lesson plans in reading and language arts instruction.

Media resources (Video, CD-Rom, DVD, etc.)

    ; The Patchwork Quilt (Reading Rainbow)

    Grades K to 4; Color; Live Action: Closed-Captioned; Copyright 1985.

    Award winning program by PBS.

    ; I Spy CD-ROM series

    Grades Pre-K to 1; Color; Animated.

    Travel through a series of search and find adventures while identifying basic

    shapes.

Realia

    ; Astro-logix

    These are simple construction toys consisting of tubes and hubs that interlock to

    form geometric shapes.

    ; Tangram blocks

    Use these shape blocks to construct pictures using basic geometric shapes.

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