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Meaningful Math Integration in a STEM Unit

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Meaningful Math Integration in a STEM Unit

Where is the math?

Teachers tend to lean toward:

- Math that came with the activity
- Math in their comfort zone
- Math based on data collection

Focus on rich, core-based activities that will support grade level skills and standards.

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What do we already know about

the standards?

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What do we know about effective

mathematics instruction?

Alignment of Standards for Math

- Operations and Algebraic Thinking (OA)
2. Number and Operations in Base Ten (NBT)

3. Measurement and Data (MD)

4. Geometry (G)

Math Activities:

- Arrange tagged and untagged butterflies in arrays
- Skip count
- As a whole group, discuss and write a story problem.
- Share other possible strategies

In this activity, what other skills

are students developing

that are not in the standards for

this grade?

Math Activities:

- Record untagged butterflies and butterflies caught (pictures).
- Use strategies to find the unknown amount of tagged butterflies
- With a partner, discuss and write a story problem.
- Share other possible strategies

Math Activities:

- Record tagged butterflies and butterflies caught (number).
- Use strategies to find the unknown amount of untagged butterflies
- Individually write a story problem, then share with a partner.
- Challenge students to write a put- together and a take-apart problem.
- Share other possible strategies

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In which direction do butterflies

seem to be migrating in the spring?

How do you know?

Use your map, data and

observations to support your answer.

How did we see effective

math practices in these activities?

How could we adapt this activity to

fit another grade level?

Or……

How could we adapt this activity to

meet another standard for 2nd

grade math?