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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. Elissa Called….

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Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

Meaningful Math Integration in a STEM Unit


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

Where is the math?


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

Teachers tend to lean toward:

  • Math that came with the activity

  • Math in their comfort zone

  • Math based on data collection


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

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


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

Elissa Called….


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

Maryland Frameworks

Reference Cards


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

What do we already know about

the standards?


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

www.wordle.net


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

What do we know about effective

mathematics instruction?


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

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)


Where do the butterflies go

Where Do the Butterflies Go?


Day 1 louisiana place the data chart in your notebook

Day 1: LouisianaPlace the data chart in your notebook


Day 1 louisiana

Day 1: Louisiana

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


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

In this activity, what other skills

are students developing

that are not in the standards for

this grade?


Day 2 tennessee

Day 2: Tennessee


Day 2 tennessee1

Day 2: Tennessee

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


Day 3 maryland

Day 3: Maryland


Day 3 maryland1

Day 3: Maryland

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


Language arts possibilities

Language Arts Possibilities

Twitter Template


Where do the butterflies go1

Where Do the Butterflies Go?


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

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.


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

How did we see effective

math practices in these activities?


Meaningful math integration in a stem unit

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?


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