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ERIC Number: EJ978136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
A Mathematics and Science Trail
Smith, Kathy Horak; Fuentes, Sarah Quebec
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v17 n2 p19-23 2012
In an attempt to engage primary-school students in a hands-on, real-world problem-solving context, a large urban district, a mathematics and science institute housed in a college of education, and a corporate sponsor in the southwest United States, joined forces to create a mathematics and science trail for fourth- and fifth-grade students. A mathematics and science trail is a series of locations at which students answer mathematics and science questions, connecting the environment to classroom learning. The "environment" is limitless because a trail can take place in a school, on school grounds, or within or beyond a community. This article describes the development and implementation of this ongoing project, the benefits of participation in a trail, and advice for those considering developing a trail. (Contains 6 figures).
Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT). GPO Box 1729, Adelaide 5001, South Australia. Tel: +61-8-8363-0288; Fax: +61-8-8362-9288; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A