Type of Submission

Event

Graduation Year

2015

Location

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 12:00 PM

Disciplines

Education

Abstract

One way to understand the mathematics expectations placed on 5th grade students is to analyze the textbooks they use in their mathematics class. I examined how other subjects were integrated into the Everyday Mathematics (EM) textbook. In an effort to further my own understanding of disciplinary integration, I searched for 12 articles on the topic, varying from science and mathematics integration to English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. After reading and analyzing these articles, I used Berlin and White’s integrated mathematics and science model (Kurt & Pehlivan, 2013), balanced model (Kiray, 2012), and authentic integration model (Treacy, 2013) when analyzing EM integration of mathematics and science. For the ELA integration with mathematics, I focused on skills used in both subjects, how mathematics benefits English Language Learners (ELL), and how to mathematize literature (Chevalier, Pippen, & Stevens 2008). Findings show that EM textbook focuses on integration practices that benefit ELL students’ comprehension of mathematics language and connect mathematics with literature. Additionally, mathematics and science integration is lacking throughout the textbook.

Included in

Education Commons

Share

COinS
 
Apr 18th, 11:00 AM Apr 18th, 12:00 PM

Disciplinary Integration in the Fifth Grade Everyday Mathematics Textbook

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

One way to understand the mathematics expectations placed on 5th grade students is to analyze the textbooks they use in their mathematics class. I examined how other subjects were integrated into the Everyday Mathematics (EM) textbook. In an effort to further my own understanding of disciplinary integration, I searched for 12 articles on the topic, varying from science and mathematics integration to English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics. After reading and analyzing these articles, I used Berlin and White’s integrated mathematics and science model (Kurt & Pehlivan, 2013), balanced model (Kiray, 2012), and authentic integration model (Treacy, 2013) when analyzing EM integration of mathematics and science. For the ELA integration with mathematics, I focused on skills used in both subjects, how mathematics benefits English Language Learners (ELL), and how to mathematize literature (Chevalier, Pippen, & Stevens 2008). Findings show that EM textbook focuses on integration practices that benefit ELL students’ comprehension of mathematics language and connect mathematics with literature. Additionally, mathematics and science integration is lacking throughout the textbook.

 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.