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Comic Books That Teach Mathematics
2009 Bridges Banff Conference (2009)
  • Bruce Kessler, Western Kentucky University

During the 2008--2009 academic year, the author embarked on an extremely non-standard curriculum path: developing comic books with embedded mathematics appropriate for 3rd through 6th grade students. With the help of an education professor to measure impact, an elementary-school principal, and talented undergraduate illustrators, this project came to fruition and the comics were implemented in elementary classrooms at Cumberland Trace Elementary in the Warren County School System in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This talk gives the motivation for the idea, introduces the characters, and how the comics integrated the math content into the stories.

  • mathematical art,
  • artistic mathematics,
  • comic books,
  • elementary education
Publication Date
July 28, 2009
Citation Information
Bruce Kessler. "Comic Books That Teach Mathematics" 2009 Bridges Banff Conference (2009)
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