Merging the Classrooms

Merging between the science and math classroom so that students realize the subjects intertwine.

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Merging between the science and math classroom so that students realize the subjects intertwine. This could be done in multiple ways. One way could be having the math and science teachers switch classrooms to teach their lesson and ask the students to find the connection between the material and the classroom. Another way is having the math and science teachers switch lessons and ask the students to find the connection between the material and the classroom. Another way is by actually merging both classes into one larger space where students are learning the same concept but are seeing both the science and math involved. 

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We had two core subjects in my last school: Humanities (Language Arts + Social Studies) and what my students affectionately called SMath (Science + Math). :) Mapping the connection points between the two subjects would unveil many possibilities for rich learning to happen. What are some of the possible connection point you imagine?

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I love the idea of mapping the concepts out with the other core content area because there are times when we as teachers don't even realize the connections between our classes. At this very moment in math we are learning probability and in science they are going to begin the punnet squares for offspring characteristics. These two concepts match up perfectly because probability is finding the percent/chance of something occurring. As math and science teachers we simply have to bring in the the other subject into our class. An example:  (the science piece) if one parent has brown eyes and the other parent has blue eyes(the math piece) what are the chances of the offspring having blue eyes.... etc). I am more than positive that many of our other concepts can become integrated as well!