Purpose of Trip- What does reading have to do with Math? Everything!!


    “When a student is not successful in math, teachers usually assume the difficulty is with the student’s mathematical ability or possibly the student’s dislike of mathematics, but the truth may more likely lie with the student’s poor ability to read the mathematics text book and math problem.” (Draper, Smith, Hall, & Siebert, 2005)


    We will be taking our reading and math students to Citi Field on Wednesday, April 13th to show the connection between reading and math and how these two subjects work together in real life situations.  Our AP Statistics and College Statistics students will guide and show our Reading students how math applies to baseball excitement. 



    Lesson Goals:  To get students to KNOW math and not just DO math. (Marilyn Burns (2013)

    Reading in Math:

    • Reading in Math requires unique knowledge and skills not taught in other content areas.

    • Students often skip over the worded parts looking for examples, graphics, or exercises. We need to show that worded parts are just important as the examples, graphics and exercises.

    • Math  textbooks contain more concepts per word, per sentence, and per paragraph than any other text type or content area textbook (we need to build math vocabulary)

    • Students need to be proficient at decoding words, numbers, and symbols.

    • Students will acquire the ability to read, write, listen, and speak mathematics

    • We will foster interactive learning across curricula through student writing, reading, speaking, and collaborative activities so that students on all different level s can learn to work effectively in groups, communicate about math both orally and in writing.