ERIC Number: EJ858741
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Reference Count: 6
Shopping Carts and Apple Tarts
Walker, Lewis H.; Waldron, Lynn S.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v16 n3 p150-153 Oct 2009
Typical of many teacher preparation programs, the preservice teachers at Lander University in Greenwood, South Carolina, engage in a number of field experiences prior to their extended student teaching. During the field experience that immediately precedes student teaching, each preservice teacher spends 50 hours working with students in a single classroom. In preparation for this experience, the preservice teachers develop and design ten-day units centering on social studies that integrate mathematics, language arts, natural science, health, and the creative and kinesthetic arts. One requirement of designing the unit is to include at least two integrated lessons involving mathematics in which the classroom students operate outside the school classroom. This article describes how out-of-the-classroom mathematics experiences can lead to powerful "teachable moments" on social issues.
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Field Experience Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Lesson Plans, Planning, Social Studies, Integrated Curriculum, Elementary School Mathematics, Relevance (Education)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nctm.org/publications/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina