#
Mathematical learning objects and e-stories
PROCEEDINGS

## Janette Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, Univ. of Western Ontario, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

## Abstract

In this paper I consider an infrequently used, yet potentially powerful format for a mathematics learning object, namely, the story format. I discuss some of the literature relating to the use of stories in the mathematics classroom, and outline the benefits of mathematics emerging from storied experience. I also provide examples of how story formats may be used to provide a more meaningful context for more traditional mathematics learning object formats, such as explorations, tutorials, and drill and practice games. Mathematical e-stories potentially offer rich learning contexts and powerful anchors for student understanding.

## Citation

Gadanidis, J. (2003). Mathematical learning objects and e-stories. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 970-973). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 6, 2020 from https://www.learntechlib.org/primary/p/12511/.

© 2003 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

### Keywords

## References

View References & Citations Map- Ameis, J.A. (2002). Stories Invite Children to Solve Mathematical Problems. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8(5) , 260 -264.
- Berry, S.M. (2002). Students Realize Mathematics Is Everywhere! Teaching Children Mathematics, 9(1), 8- 15. Bruner, J.S. (1990). Acts of Meaning . Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
- Bruner, J.S. (1996). The Culture of Education. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Delano Moore, S. & Bintz, W.P. (2002). Teaching Geometry and Measurement through Literature. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 8(2), 78- 84.
- Ducolon, C.K. (2000). Quality Literature as a Springboard to Problem Solving. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(7) , 442- 446. J.
- Golembo, V. (2000). Writing a PEMDAS Story. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5(9), 574 -579. Goodman, S., Rigdon, D. And Raleigh, J. (2000). Read Any Good Math Lately? Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(6) , 382, 387.
- Harris, J. (1998). Using Literature to Investigate Transformations. Teaching Children Mathematics, 4(9), 510- 513. Hellwig, S.J., Monroe, E.E. & Jacobs, J.S. (2000). Making Informed Choices: Selecting Children’s Trade Books for Mathematics Instruction. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7(3) , 138 - 143.
- Jenner, D.M. (2002). Experiencing and Understanding Mathematics in the Midst of a Story. Teaching Children Mathematics, 9(3), 167- 171.
- Kelly, M.G. & Burke, K. (1998). A Matter of Grouchy Time. Teaching Children Mathematics, 4(7), 404 -407. Krummheuer, G. (2000). Mathematics Learning in Narrative Classroom Cultures: Studies of Argumentation in Primary Mathematics Education. For the Learning of Mathematics, 20 (1) , 22 - 32.
- Little, C. (1999). Geome try Projects Linking Mathematics, Literacy, Art and Technology. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 4(5), 332 -335.
- Lo Cicero, A.M., De La Cruz, Y. & Fuson, K.C. (1999). Teaching and Learning Creatively: Using Children’s Narratives. Teaching Child ren Mathematics, 5(9) , 544- 547.
- Long, B.B. & Crocker, D.A. (2000). Adventures with Sir Cumference: Standard Shapes and Nonstandard Units. Teaching Children Mathematics, 7(4), 242- 250.
- Margerm, P. (1999). An Old Tale with New Turn - and Flip and Slide. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(2) , 8690.
- MathAdventures.com (2002). The fraction detectives. London, ON: Author. MathAdventures.com (2003). 100 sums. London, ON: Author.
- Pillers Dobler, C. & Klein, J.M. (2001). First Graders, Flies, and a Frenchman’s Fascination: Introducing the Cartesian Coordinate System. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8(9) , 540 -545.
- Seray Moyer, P. (2000). A Remainder of One: Exploring Partitive Division. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(8) , 517- 521.
- Schank, R. (1990). Tell me a story – A new look at real and artificial memory. N.Y.: MacMillan Publishing Company.
- Sinclair, N. (2001). The colour calculator. Retrieved 25 April 2003 from http://hydra.educ.queensu.ca/maths/Thompson, D.R. & Austin, R.A. (1999). Socrates and the Three Little Pigs. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 5(3) , 156- 161.
- Usnick, V., McCarthy, J. & Alexander, S. (2001). Mrs. Whatsit “Socks” It to Probability. Teaching Children Mathematics, 8(4), 246- 249.
- Wickett, M.S. (2000). Amanda Bean and the Gator Girls: Writing and Solving Multiplication Stories. Teaching Children Mathematics, 6(5), 282- 285.

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.

Suggest Corrections to References## Cited By

View References & Citations Map-
### Designing mathematical ‘thinking’ objects

#### George Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2004 (2004) pp. 2374–2380

These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact info@learntechlib.org.