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Connecting Research to Teaching
Connecting Research to Teaching: Enhancing Meaning in Mathematics: Drawing on What Students Know about the Physical World

Karen Marrongelle 

October 2005, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page 162

Abstract:
The study explores the use of content from other disciplines to make sense of mathematical concepts, in the context of an integrated calculus and physics class. The authors present a lesson in which students analyze the movement of a cart in terms of velocity, time and rate of change. Students' use of physics lead to a deeper understanding of calculus concepts.

Keywords:
Derivatives
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Article
Teacher Education
Conceptual Development
Teacher in Training / Preservice Teacher
Grades 9-12
Research
Theory