2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 5, 2013 11:02 PM by hmena RSS

Integrated vs Traditional Mathematics

jenniferhodkin New User
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What is your state/district leaning toward?  Why?  I'm looking for research to support either pathway, please share if you know of anything.  Thank you.

  • Re: Integrated vs Traditional Mathematics
    davidwees New User
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    I have taught some variant on an integrated math course for my entire career, so I am certain that it is possible to be very successful using an integrated program. Canada, for example, uses an integrated program of some sort in all of their provinces, and has traditionally done very well on PISA, etc... so you can use that as supporting evidence for integrated programs. The International Baccalaureate Mathematics program is integrated, and universities actively seek IB students to join their ranks, so this could be another type of evidence to support such programs.

     

    Finally, in an integrated program, it is far easier for students to see that there are connections between different branches of mathematics.

  • Re: Integrated vs Traditional Mathematics
    hmena New User
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    My district is moving to a traditional approach.  They had been using integrated but it is hard when new students move in and to map to the next standards.  (Littleton Public Schools)

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