Type of Submission

Event

Graduation Year

2011

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

9-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

9-4-2011 10:00 AM

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the integration of health education into the mathematics curriculum in a fourth grade classroom. I developed and taught math lessons that involved making graphs which focused on diet and exercise. The unit was designed to incorporate two Illinois State Learning standards in which students should be taught the basic principles of health in order to maintain physical fitness and be aware of how to prevent and treat illness and injury. I generated my own post unit assessment of student learning and provided students with a journal in which to record their written reflection on healthy diet, exercise, and sleeping habits. I examined their journals and test results to determine if they had learned the math skills while also looking for meaningful responses in their journals. I concluded that health education can be successfully integrated into mathematics when it is connected to student's lives and there is ample time to teach the unit.

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Integration of Health Education into Mathematics

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

The purpose of this study was to explore the integration of health education into the mathematics curriculum in a fourth grade classroom. I developed and taught math lessons that involved making graphs which focused on diet and exercise. The unit was designed to incorporate two Illinois State Learning standards in which students should be taught the basic principles of health in order to maintain physical fitness and be aware of how to prevent and treat illness and injury. I generated my own post unit assessment of student learning and provided students with a journal in which to record their written reflection on healthy diet, exercise, and sleeping habits. I examined their journals and test results to determine if they had learned the math skills while also looking for meaningful responses in their journals. I concluded that health education can be successfully integrated into mathematics when it is connected to student's lives and there is ample time to teach the unit.

 

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