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How Math Teachers Are Using Comics in Their Classrooms

Comic books and graphic novels have found their places in many language arts and social studies classes. Now, more math teachers are starting to look for ways to incorporate these engaging, visually appealing texts into their instruction. And while the market is just emerging, smaller publishers and independent cartoonists are quietly building a small cache of comic books, in print and online, with math themes.

Related Story: Math Teachers Take a Page From English/Language Arts: Comic Books!

MEANWHILE,

what Betty doesn't know...

...is that her math teacher colleagues are bringing these comics to class.

Let's CRACK open some books...

Betty's colleagues know that the narrative sequence of comics helps students with comprehension and retention...

...and lets young readers move at their own pace.

The characters can also help humanize math concepts.


Vol. 39, Issue 06

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