Math and Literature(14:08)
Worlds Awaiting - Season 1, Episode 29 , Segment 2
Episode: Building Family Rituals, Math and Literature
- Sep 10, 2016 6:00 pm
- 12:29 mins
Next, Dr. Eula Monroe, a long-time professor of Mathematics Education at BYU, talks about taking the fear out of math. Many of us may have it, children included. Monroe discusses how connecting math with literature just might do the trick. We’ll also be getting a few book recommendations from her: Working Cotton by Shirley Ann Williams; and Shoda and the Star Quilt by Margaret Bateson-Hill. Eula Monroe earned her doctorate from George Peabody College of Teachers at Vanderbilt University. Her research includes the areas of problem solving, using children's literature in teaching mathematics, and mathematical language. She is the author of Mathematics Dictionary: The Easy, Simple, Fun Guide to Help Math Phobics Become Math Lovers! and Math Dictionary for Young People; and has another book in progress designed to help math instructors as they work to reduce math anxiety in children. Eula Monroe has received lifetime awards for contributions to mathematics education in both Kentucky and Utah. You can view The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics website here.