Guest Post by Jana Hazekamp, Math Educational Consultant & Coach
Cross Curricular Connections
Guest Post by Sherry McElhannon, Education Consultant at Literary Fusions
Students often have trouble seeing their school lessons as relevant to real life. Not only can this impact their motivation, it can make the information more difficult to comprehend and retain. For many students, it’s easier to understand a problem if it’s put into real-life situations.
Even before elementary school, children ask questions of each other and of adults about things around them, including the natural and designed world. If students develop the practices of science and engineering, they can ask better questions and improve how they define problems.
Can English/langauge arts, math, and science really relate to each other?