Here’s a quick video form Edutopia to explain the benefits of this approach.
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Project-based learning is perfect for this kind of approach. Why? Within each project there are multiple problems to solve. Each problem is drawing from knowledge in various subject areas.
Our school adopted Genius Hour as another way to facilitate project-based integrated learning. With this model, students spend 20% of their school time working on a project based on their own interests.
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However, you don’t have to adopt a whole new program or educational movement. You can simply choose projects that focus on more than one subject at time.
Here are a few small ways to start, and some free activities to try.
Use activities that add a math component to literature
Invite students to do the same once they get the idea.
Adapt the questions to your students’ level.
*If each little pig had 3 cookies, how many cookies would they have altogether? 3+3+3=9 or 3×2=9.
*Why didn’t the brick house fall down?
Use drawing as an integrated writing prompt!
You can try this kind of integrated learning yourself with these free templates.
Integrate math and writing
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