Date of Award/Publication

5-2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

MS in Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education

Abstract

A study group consisting of math, science and special education teachers sought out to explore research based practices on the impact that the integration of science and math has on student success. The study reflects the process that the group used to achieve integration and the results that they found. Some of the achievements made by the study group was the creation of a tool that served as a guide to making connections in both content areas which was the result of the working relationship formed that fostered the creation of two integrated lessons and would have an impact on future collaborative efforts of integration. They found that by applying process integration through investigation based lessons that students developed deeper understanding of the contents and that this approach improved student engagement as observed during the two integrated lessons. The conclusion was that in order to successfully integrate content areas a strong sense of collaboration must exist, and all participants must be committed to both the time and effort it takes to develop this working relationship.

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