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ERIC Number: EJ890218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-279X
"Space on Earth:" A Learning Community Integrating English, Math, and Science
Fortna, Joanna; Sullivan, Jim
MathAMATYC Educator, v1 n2 p22-31 Feb 2010
Imagine a mathematics instructor and English instructor sharing an office; scribbled equations litter one desk, snatches of poetry the other. Our learning community, "Space on Earth," grew from conversations in just such an office where we bridged our own disciplinary gap and discovered a shared passion for helping students apply the concepts and skills of our disciplines to situations outside the classroom. Since we both agreed that students must be able to transfer and apply their knowledge of English and mathematics to other college courses--as well as to improving their lives as workers, citizens, family members, and independent life-long learners--we decided to start the process of transfer with our own courses. But how do you connect a composition course with an algebra course?
American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134. Tel: 901-333-4643; Fax: 901-333-4651; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A