40 Strategies for Integrating Science and Mathematics Instruction

40 Strategies for Integrating Science and Mathematics Instruction : K-8

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This supplemental book is appropriate for classes in elementary and middle school math and science methods.

Designed as a hands-on guide for teaching mathematics at the elementary and middle school levels, this text includes forty engaging, discovery-based strategies. These academically rigorous strategies connect the various disciplines of science to the study of mathematics. Balanced treatment of content and process, combined with an inquiry- based approach, promotes critical thinking on the part of all students. Using the National Standards in Science and Mathematics as its framework, this text utilizes proven methods, integrated content, and engaging processes to offer activities that can be introduced immediately into the classroom.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 12.7mm | 421.85g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130225169
  • 9780130225160

Table of contents

1. Investigating Textures.

2. What Do You See? Visual Observation.

3. Investigating the Pinhole Camera and Camera Obscura.

4. Recording Images Using a Simple Pinhole Camera.

5. Examining Colors, Color Perception, and Sight.

6. Determining the Size and Shape of the Blind Spot.

7. Investigating Perception and Illusion.

8. Science and Math on Television.

9. Learning Cycle Studies in Symmetry.

10. Applying Simple Chromatography.

11. Investigating Surface Tension and Soap.

12. Exploring the Dynamics of Temperature.

13. Learning About Acids and Bases.

14. Observing the Effects of Acids and Bases on Eggs.

15. Surveying Science and Mathematics on the Internet.

16. A One-Sided Paper Loop: The Moebius Band.

17. Learning about Levers.

18. Experimenting with Force and Motion Using Origami Frogs.

19. What Makes a Boat Float?

20. Layered Liquids.

21. Calculating the Speed of Sound.

22. Investigating the Properties of Magnets.

23. Examining Current Events in Science, Mathematics, and Technology.

24. Alphabet Taxonomy.

25. Exploring the Mysteries of Fingerprints.

26. Determining the Relationship Between Height and Hand Length.

27. Exploring Cellular Shape Using Area.

28. Making Prints from Fruits and Vegetables.

29. Examining Serial Sections of an Apple.

30. Please Pass the Pollen: Flowering Plants, Pollination, and Insect Pollinators.

31. Digging Into Soil.

32. Observing and Sorting Rocks.

33. Discovering Sand and Sand Paintings.

34. Heat Exchange in Air, Water, and Soil.

35. Exploring Evaporation.

36. Developing a Model of the Earth's Inner Structure.

37. The Tower Challenge.

38. Designing and Constructing a Load-Bearing Structure.

39. Your Very Own Museum: Making Collections.

40. Creating Art Projects from Recycled Materials.
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