Thursday, August 18, 2011

Living Math Booklist

I am a big fan of narrative driven education, which is really just an easy way to put learning into context.  Narratives can engage a child's imagination and provide an emotional connection to the subject matter that, based on brain research, is crucial to learning, comprehension, and recall.  The Living Math Book List is an incredibly comprehensive list of math literature and an incredible resource.  From the site:
Although I do not have an "official" definition, I believe that a "living" math book is a book that presents mathematical concepts in real life context, which is relevant to the reader.

A living math book is not a text book; rather it is a book...plain and simple...a book...with a storyline, which happens to have math skills integrated within the story. Such books can be used to teach and/or reinforce various mathematical skills and concepts.

By this definition, many (though not all) of the books found on this list can be considered "living" math books. 


  1. Oooooh! Thanks, Malke! I forwarded this link to my entire staff...


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