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Math Infusion Into Science Project

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The latest findings from a project that sought to infuse math instruction in a science curriculum show a statistically significant boost in mathematics achievement for the 8th graders exposed to the lessons, when compared with a control group of students who were not.

Supported through a three-year National Science Foundation grant of $2.1 million, the project involved 20 teachers in eight schools, with half the schools and teachers using six "math-infused" lessons over the course of an academic year. The study was conducted by researchers at City University of New York and Hofstra University and was recently submitted to the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education for publication.

Vol. 32, Issue 07, Page 5

Published in Print: October 10, 2012, as STEM Learning
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