Structure: Comic books and graphic novels as textbooks and/or motivational tools to engage students in math and aid in vocabulary development, skill acquisition, and reading comprehension.
Learning Activities: Students read the stories and engage in a variety of teacher-designed activities to deepen understanding and strengthen memory of new concepts.
- Increased student engagement with material.
- Ability to recall and use new vocabulary.
- Use visual presentations and patterns to become familiar with mathematical syntax and to hook abstract knowledge to.
The research cited here ion the use of comics in math specifically. There is much research on the use of comics for reading comprehension, particularly with struggling readers and English Language Learners, in other content areas.