ERIC Number: ED402199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Integrating Mathematics across the Curriculum. NCTM-Aligned Activities.
An effective curriculum gives students the opportunity to perceive relationships among different topics in mathematics, use mathematics in their everyday lives, and apply mathematical thinking and problem solving to other curriculum areas. This book contains fun and creative ways to integrate mathematics across the curriculum with a diversity of areas. The units in this book fall into two main categories: those adapting the integrated model where extensive team planning and a supportive schedule is needed and those adapting a modified version of the shared model where team planning is still necessary but traditional schedules will support the activities. Each unit accents the multiple intelligences that are addressed in the investigation and alternatives to traditional assessment. Chapters include: (1) "Our Earth: Natural Disasters"; (2) "Local River Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Unit"; (3) "Botany and Mathematics"; (4) "The Stock Market"; (5) "Quilting across the Curriculum"; (6) "Out in Space"; (7) "Our Human Body"; (8) "Physics and Formulas"; (9) "Gulliver's Travels"; (10) "In Two Dimensions"; (11) "Tiling and Tessellations"; (12) "Designs in Regular Polyhedra"; and (13) "Origami, Music, and Math". Included are charts of integrated topics, multiple intelligences, and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) Standards. Appendices include plans to design lessons and answers to selected problems. Contains 26 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach, Investigations, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Curriculum, Multiple Intelligences, Problem Solving, Units of Study
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Note: Foreword by Madeleine J. Long.