and Writing Across the Curriculum
Engaging and relevant literature has been written for children
and adolescents. A variety of these beautiful stories have
a mathematics theme, making them rich resources to connect
math and language. Gorgeous illustrations from books such
as Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Mitsumasa Anno
and One Grain of Rice by Demi illuminate complex mathematical
concepts. Solving math problems is the plot of other stories
such as “Buttons, Buttons” in Frog and Toad Are
Friends by Arnold Lobel and Betcha! Estimating by Stuart J.
Murphy and S. D. Schindler.
development explores aligning literature with mathematics
themes with Connecticut’s Math Framework. Technology
applications and useful web links relevant to the literature
To bring this training to your school or district, contact
Board in the Classroom
Board technology provides an opportunity to truly make your
instruction more effective for your students. The SMART Board
and its related software is used with a computer and a projection
whiteboard feature of the SMART Board is its most basic use.
Learning how to use the SMART Board for mouse clicking and
writing with virtual pens is incredibly easy. SMART Notebook
software is used to capture whiteboard notes and build interactive
lessons. SMART Tools are also available for playing videos
or recording and playing back lessons.
Board activities, lessons and SMART notebooks (presentation
application) are used at various educational levels worldwide.
Many educational web sites have SMART Board ideas and resources
archived and available to be shared. These sites are explored
during the SMART Board professional development.
interactive features of the SMART Board can be learned in
a few hours. To truly be comfortable integrating all the features
will take more time and practice. Development of a classroom
unit is an excellent way to learn the basics, explore learning
opportunities, and, find and develop lessons.
Board is the Interactive Whiteboard from SMART Technologies,
For information about how to bring SMART Board training to
your school or district, contact Pam Skelly
860-455-0029 ext. 3037