ERIC Number: EJ776751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 11
Science and Mathematics--A Natural Connection
Park Rogers, Meredith A.; Volkmann, Mark J.; Abell, Sandra K.
Science and Children, v45 n2 p60-61 Oct 2007
Connections between science and mathematics seem natural. First, mathematics can be used in science to organize and analyze data in tables and graphs. Second, mathematics can help represent scientific phenomena and understand scientific concepts. Student learning should benefit when teachers make the connections between science and mathematics explicit, because science provides concrete examples of abstract mathematical ideas, and mathematics helps students achieve deep understanding of science concepts (McBride and Silverman 1991). This article discusses the importance and the effect of integrating science and mathematics on student learning. It also offers tips on how to integrate science and mathematics in the classroom.
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, Science Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Integrated Curriculum, Correlation, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Mathematics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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