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Edwards, Sharon A.; Maloy, Robert W.; Anderson, Gordon – Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse, 2009
"Math is language, too," Phyllis and David Whitin (2000) remind everyone in their informative book about reading and writing in the mathematics classroom. This means that students in elementary school math classes are learning two distinct, yet related languages--one of numbers, the other of words. These languages of numbers and words…
Descriptors: Numbers, Word Problems (Mathematics), Grade 4, Elementary School Teachers
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Bintz, William P.; Moore, Sara D.; Hayhurst, Elaine; Jones, Rubin; Tuttle, Sherry – Middle School Journal (J3), 2006
In this article, the authors who are an interdisciplinary team of middle school educators collaboratively developed and implemented an interdisciplinary unit designed to help middle school students: (1) think like mathematicians and scientists; (2) develop specific areas of expertise in math and science; and (3) use literature as a tool to learn…
Descriptors: National Standards, Hypothesis Testing, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy
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Grueber, David – Science Scope, 2011
Graphs are important for supporting critical thinking and scientific argumentation because students can use them to reason, make judgments and decisions, and solve problems like a scientist (Connery 2007). Yet teaching students how to use math to actually think critically continues to be difficult for teachers. This article describes two…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Graphs, Science Instruction, Science Education
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Eckhoff, Angela – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article documents a collaborative project involving preservice early childhood education students' development of inquiry-based learning experiences alongside kindergarten students within a science methods course. To document this project, I utilized a multiple methods approach and data included classroom observations, transcripts from lesson…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Science Education, Methods Courses
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Andrews, Sue – Primary Science, 2011
Many schools are now moving towards a more creative curriculum and a topic approach in their teaching. Setting science in a real, meaningful context can capture children's imagination, while offering opportunities for teaching skills in maths, ICT, literacy, technology or art. In science, the teacher may know the expected outcome, but the children…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Creative Thinking, Science Activities, Hands on Science