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Nowhere in our daily lives do we separate tasks into specific subjects before we take action. Yet in schools we continue to teach the various disciplines as separate areas of knowledge. What if school, like the real world, could be more connected? Connections between science and mathematics seem natural. Student learning should benefit when teachers make the connections between science and mathematics explicit, because science provides concrete examples of abstract mathematical ideas, and mathematics helps students achieve deep understanding of science concepts (McBride and Silverman 1991).