**MATH
& LITERATURE**

The
following may help you integrate Language Arts and Mathematics

**Math
Curse** - Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith "...Why
does everything have to be a problem? Why do 2 apples
always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always
have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10
cookies without someone taking 3 away? why? Becasue you
are the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't
despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can
be broken."
**TEACHING
IDEAS**
- After
reading the book, have students create their own
"math curse books" using your current
topic or strand of study as the content for creating
probelms they will encounter while cursed.

**The
following websites can help you as you plan a math and literature
integration project:**

**Pulling
Math Concepts from Literature: **From teachervision.com
- You can pull math concepts out of many interesting books.
Use our suggestions below to help you find real-world
application of math skills and broaden the educational
value of reading in your classroom.** (This is more
elementary but can help you start thinking about how this
can be done with higher-level literature).**
**Figure
This! Math & Literature: **Presents a few
good examples for middle years to get you started on your
own!
**Math
& Literature****:
**An article that discusses the intergration of
math and literature.
**Math
and Time Travel: **a list of novels.
**Math
& Novels:** This article gives suggestions
for using math with Tuck Everlasting and Bull Run!