“Drawing” Upon Your Students’ Creativity: Teaching (Your Subject Here) with Comic Books


During Spring 2009, Dr. Kessler created and published a comic book series that embedded math content into the story for 4th-6th grade students. The comics were well received in the classrooms at Cumberland Trace Elementary. Dr. Kessler contends that this approach to teaching and learning can be used in any content area, and is useful for engaging students who might not be as interested otherwise. This session will explore ways of utilizing the skills of your students to construct learning comics in your classes, regardless of the funds, technology, and artistic experience at your disposal. The session will include a brief origin of the math comics, an open forum on strategies for making the idea work in your class, and an implementation of those strategies, with participants beginning their own “comics.”


Applied Mathematics | Mathematics