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ERIC Number: EJ819194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Supporting Mathematics in Other Subject Areas
Stump, Sheryl; Clark, Susan E.; Mitchell, Melissa; Roebuck, Kay
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n5 p260-266 Dec 2008
It is important for students to have opportunities to experience mathematics in contexts outside of the mathematics classroom. The links between mathematics and other disciplines can help students develop a fuller understanding of mathematics. Problems arising in health, science, and social studies can help students understand ratios, measurement, data, and algebra. Projects in art can help students make sense of shape, symmetry, similarity, and geometric transformations. Activities in language arts can help students develop skills for reading, writing, and discussing mathematics. Such interdisciplinary experiences also help students appreciate the usefulness of mathematics. This article presents a process that middle school mathematics teachers can share with their colleagues to identify ways to incorporate important mathematical concepts and procedures into other subject areas. The authors also discuss what one middle school social studies teacher learned from her experiences supporting mathematics in her classes. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A