Enriching Maths and Science Learning: an interdisciplinary approach
This international, longitudinal project aims to investigate the effectiveness of an innovative interdisciplinary learning approach in mathematics and science. Through collaborating primary schools in Australia and the United States of America (USA), it will investigate how students’ invention and transformation of representational systems can connect to support deeper reasoning and learning. The project will form the bases for new curricular designs that leverage students’ representational practices across science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to promote more robust and generative knowledge.
It allows me (teacher) to see what the students actually know and can do…
Year 5 teacher
It increases student engagement and ownership of their learning…
Year 4 teacher
It is meaningful for the students… they’ve collected the data, they’ve experienced it
Year 1 Teacher
I was guessing, I didn’t really know… now I know and understand
Year 2 student
Students are demonstrating data representations beyond Year Level expectations
Year 2 Teacher
The purposeful nature of lessons means higher student engagement
Year 4 Teacher
I didn’t know what I was doing but look at my data now!
I love investigating!
Science and Maths are like colours
You mix them together and you get something else that’s really good, but it’s sort of still the same.