Mathematizing Children's Literature: Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds

Within the pages of children’s literature lie vibrant opportunities for young mathematicians to notice, wonder, and experience joy for mathematics. Join us to think about how to approach any story, not just those that are overtly mathematical, with a math lens and nurture students’ positive identities and strong agency as sense-makers through read-alouds and discussion.  

Target Audience

K-2 & 3-5

Sessions

Friday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Room Emerald B (Westin)
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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Presenters

  • Allison Hintz

    Dr. Allison Hintz is an associate professor of mathematics education at the University of Washington. She studies teaching and learning alongside educators to create experiences where children are heard, understood, and inspired as mathematical sense makers. She is the co-author of Intentional Talk: How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions and Mathematizing Children’s Literature: Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Alouds and Discussion.

  • Antony Smith

    Dr. Antony T. Smith is an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Washington, Bothell. He works alongside teachers to create engaging literacy-mathematics learning experiences through exploring and discussing children’s literature. He is committed to the concepts of motivation, engagement, challenge, and creativity in teaching and learning. He is co-author of Mathematizing Children's Literature: Sparking Connections, Joy, and Wonder Through Read-Aloud and Discussion.