Perspectives: Science and Mathematics—A Natural Connectionby: Meredith A. Park Rogers, Mark J. Volkmann, and Sandra K. Abell

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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).

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  • on Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:08 PM

This article supports the need to integrate math and science, how this supports learning, what outcomes a teacher should expect, and more importantly how a teacher can start this integration. The research provided makes this need significant for children and can sway a teacher into changing their way of presenting both disciplines.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

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