## Math and Literature: Grades 6-8From Quack and Count to Harry Potter, the imaginative ideas in children’s books come to life in math lessons through this unique series. Each resource provides more than 20 classroom-tested lessons that engage children in mathematical problem solving and reasoning. Each lesson features an overview, materials required, and a vignette of how the lesson actually unfolded in a classroom. This book includes a reference chart indicating the mathematical concept each lesson covers, such as number, geometry, patterns, algebra, measurement, data analysis, or probability. |

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### Contents

A Drop of Water | 3 |

Earthshine | 11 |

Eighteen Flavors | 19 |

The Greedy Triangle | 28 |

Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone | 38 |

How Big Is a Foot? | 47 |

How Much Is a Million? | 55 |

One Inch Tall | 64 |

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All | 80 |

Tikki Tikki Tembo | 87 |

Whats Faster Than a Speeding Cheetah? | 95 |

Animal Farm | 103 |

Far North | 111 |

The Kings Giraffe | 117 |

Blackline Masters | 143 |

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