ERIC Number: ED380308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Making Mathematical Connections in the Early Grades. ERIC Digest.
Reed, Michelle K.
Of all the reform recommendations being made by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, making mathematical connections is among the more difficult to achieve, yet is so helpful in motivating students in the early grades. Mathematical connections can relate mathematical topics to students' daily lives and to other mathematical topics but are probably most important in relating mathematics to other curriculum areas. These connections help students understand mathematics better and see it as a useful and interesting subject to study. This digest gives 18 sample activities appropriate for use in the early grades to connect mathematics to other subjects. It is organized into the following subject headings: language arts, science, social studies, arts, and thematic approaches. (MKR)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Elementary School Mathematics, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Science Activities, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Writing Across the Curriculum
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education, Columbus, OH.