What I am afraid is happening in too many cases is an emphasis on cute examples of how integration of subject matter occurs; but, there seems to be a lack of effort to define and develop the processes which are necessary for a teacher to become proficient in making these connections. I realize that examples are wonderful; but, I am afraid that they serve to address surface issues. Hopefully, we will begin to discuss what it means to integrate topics and the process which is involved.
David K. Pugalee, Saginaw Valley State University
On 5 Dec 1995, Rebecca Corwin wrote:
> Reply to: RE>Math Ed. > > This is an interesting topic, and I'm sure you'll get a lot of different > responses. > > But we need to attend to what we mean by integation of mathematics. Do we > mean something like "using arithmetic"? Do we mean looking at mathematical > history when we look at history? Do we mean writing in the mathematics class > and doing mathemaics in the writing class? I'm curious to find out what > people are doing. > > Glad you asked the question! > > Rebecca Corwin > Lesley College > Cambridge MA > .......a college that's almost got email.......... > > > -------------------------------------- > Date: 12/1/95 12:48 AM > To: Rebecca Corwin > From: meersje@PLU.edu > A question to ask of educators out there: Are schools doing enough to > integrate math with other disciplines, such as science, social studies or > even language arts? > I am a Pacific Lutheran University methods student who would like to > get a variety of professional opinions on this subject. > Thank you > > > > ------------------ RFC822 Header Follows ------------------ > Received: by qm.terc.edu with SMTP;1 Dec 1995 00:46:53 -0400 > Received: from forum.swarthmore.edu by is.TERC.EDU (5.x/SMI-SVR4) > id AA01813; Fri, 1 Dec 1995 00:44:55 -0500 > Received: from pepper.PLU.edu (pepper.PLU.edu [220.127.116.11]) by > forum.swarthmore.edu (8.6.11/8.6.6) with ESMTP id AAA25713 for > <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Fri, 1 Dec 1995 00:17:14 -0500 > Received: from PLU.edu by PLU.edu (PMDF V5.0-5 #11925) > id <01HY9OGIDNR8003SX9@PLU.edu>; Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:18:30 -0800 (PST) > Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:18:30 -0800 (PST) > From: meersje@PLU.edu > Subject: Math Ed. > To: NCTM-l List <email@example.com> > Cc: Terry Ford <fordtl@PLU.edu> > Message-Id: <Pine.PMDF.3.91.951130211410.177453E-100000@PLU.edu> > Mime-Version: 1.0 > Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII > Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7BIT > > > >