Children's literature can be a welcoming way to help students learn math vocabulary and concepts. Research has shown that books provide a meaningful context for learning math, helping students understand and retain concepts more deeply in Long-term Memory. This strategy can also support the practice of culturally responsive teaching and can be used with other strategies that allow representation of all learners in the curriculum.
See how an elementary teacher uses multicultural literature to teach math. Motivated by their curiosity about other cultures, students practiced the math skills of Counting and interpreting data as well as their Language Skills.