ERIC Number: ED380309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Making Mathematical Connections in Middle School. 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, yet most important to achieve, especially at the middle school level, where students are first beginning to appreciate the real power of mathematics. 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 17 sample activities appropriate for use in middle school classes to connect mathematics to other subjects. It is organized into the following subject headings: language arts, science, social studies, arts, thematic units, and vocational. (MKR)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Middle Schools, Science Activities, Social Studies, Thematic Approach, Vocational Education, 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.