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Choose appropriate and relevant printed materials: Books

text, references Literature books

Integrating literature in teaching and learning Mathematics


Recall how your teachers used to teach you Mathematics. Did they use any resources What are the resources available in Mathematics

Printed ( paper based)
Books Encyclopedias Magazines Newspaper Documents Flat Pictures Drawings/Painting Maps Graphs/charts/Diagrams Poster Cartoons/comics

3D objects
Globes Puppets Models Mock-ups Collections Specimens

Slide-tapes Filmstrips Radio programs TV programmer Motion-picture films Microfilms/microfiches Audio cards Audio Tapes

Choose appropriate and relevant printed resources - primary textbook - reference book (catalogues) - nursery song/ rhymes: (Little Indians, Hickory Dickory dock)

Resources in Mathematics
Source Resource Printed Material Books text, reference Literature books Integrating literature in teaching and learning mathematics

Source: thing from which something originates (starts) Resource: the means available to achieve an end Resources are a broad category of items intended to help you succeed in your endeavors.

Categories of Resources
Reference materials Teaching materials Learning materials Tools/mediums to aid in using the resources : electronic and nonelectronic equipment Concrete and virtual aids for teaching and learning

Types of Printed Materials

Activity sheets Charts Transparencies Journals Articles Literature books (poems, songs, stories, dramas, etc.)

Advantages of using Printed Materials

Brainstorming: Advantages of using different types of printed materials in teaching and learning mathematics. Cheap, permanent, illustrates from concrete to abstract, easy to refer, can be multiplied easily (photocopied); availability, variety.

How to use printed materials in teaching and learning?

Set Induction Developmental stages Closure Homework Class work Notes: reference materials Display: charts

Characteristics of materials in teaching and learning Meets curricular and instructional needs Is cost effective Cosmetically and technically adequate Cognitively challenging Attractive Motivates students to learn Encourages active participation

Accommodates students differences (needs and abilities)
Resulting in realisation of students capabilities and potentials Students take responsibility for managing and directing their own learning

Selection and Evaluation Guideline

Cosmetic adequacy Instructional adequacy Technical adequacy Curriculum adequacy Cost effectiveness


You can consolidate your understanding on the topic by reading the following Reference book: Mathematics Curriculum Guide Measurement, Ministry of education, Australia (1981) Resources for the mathematics Educators, NCTM (2006)