Mathematizing Children’s Books: The Joy and Wonder of Mathematics in Favorite Stories

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013
1 – 1:45 p.m. EST
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The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) hosts the Front Porch Series Broadcast Calls on the fourth Monday of each month. These calls are your opportunity to hear from national experts on current research and findings in early childhood.

Join us for Mathematizing Children’s Books: The Joy and Wonder of Mathematics in Favorite Stories. Dr. Gail Joseph will moderate the call and doctors Allison Hintz and Antony Smith will present. Dr. Hintz is an assistant professor and Dr. Smith is an associate professor in the education program at the University of Washington, Bothell. Dr. Hintz’s research and teaching focus on mathematics, specifically studying how to engage children in mathematically productive and socially supportive discussions. Dr. Smith’s teaching and scholarship focus on content-area literacy assessment, instruction, and professional development.

Reading and being read to is a favorite pastime for many children at home, in school, and at the library. While stories and books cultivate a love for reading, they can also nurture a joy in mathematics. We will share how to find the wonder of mathematics in the pages of children’s books and “mathematize” different kinds of texts. Let’s explore how popular children’s books, like the ones right on your shelf, can foster rich mathematical discussion!

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Mathematics in children’s books
  • Fostering rich mathematical discussion

Who Should Listen?

The broadcast call will benefit an array of audience members, including: Head Start, Early Head Start, Migrant and Seasonal Head Start, and American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start program staff, parents, directors, managers, and administrators; T/TA managers; T/TA providers, federal and Regional Office Staff; and State Collaboration Offices.

Participating in the Broadcast Call

The broadcast call will be accessible only via computer. Select this link to register for the broadcast call and to review system requirements for participation:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing additional instructions on how to join the broadcast. Space is limited to 1,000 participants. This presentation will be archived in the Front Porch Series section of the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)


You may send your questions to or call (toll-free) 1-877-731-0764.

Source: Head Start National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

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