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ERIC Number: ED441683
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Connecting the Curriculum through National Science and Mathematics Standards: A Matrix Approach.
Francis, Raymond
This paper provides instructions for linking conceptual understandings using the Connections Matrix. The Connections Matrix and the process of connecting the curriculum works equally well with state-level learning objectives or outcomes. The intent of this process is to help educators see the overlap and connections between what teachers say they teach and what, in reality, students need to experience. In addition, educators need to be reminded of the idea that students do not learn in isolation; bits of information connected to other bits of information help students remember and learn. Finally, by connecting the curriculum through national standards in science and mathematics, teachers provide better opportunities for future teachers to approach teaching in a thorough and meaningful manner. A checklist for connecting the curriculum is provided. (CCM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A