From the Classroom: Using Integrated Lessons to Best Meet the Standards

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  • 1 Is an assistant professor in the department of mathematics at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 2 High school mathematics teacher at Kennett High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

At the beginning of the school year, a group of teachers at Kennett Consolidated School District in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, participated in a professional development program that integrated pedagogy and mathematics content and at the same time provided support in using a new textbook and a new curriculum that is aligned with the Pennsylvania standards in mathematics. As part of the professional development, we created an integrated lesson that addresses multiple topics in one project.

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Kathleen Jackson is interested in teacher training in elementary mathematics using constructivist learning.

Alicia Tamargo is interested in professional development for elementary school teachers in mathematics.

Edited by Tom Lewis, tomlewis@qconline.com, sixth-grade teacher at Hamilton School in Moline, IL 61265. This department is dedicated to the practicing elementary school teacher. It is a forum for sharing knowledge that is daily generated and used in classroom settings. Readers are encouraged to send submissions to this department by accessing tcm.msubmit.net. Manuscripts should be double-spaced and not exceed eight typed pages.

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