MATH AS CONNECTION
Have you ever thought about why caregivers expose children to music, books, science social studies and not take advantage of math concepts? Some activities and curriculum subject areas are interrelated. Math is in science, music, books, as well as social studies.Language and science are curriculum areas that were separated from math in traditional teaching, but these subjects are interrelated in our current teaching practices. Math has been divided into units such as geometry, measurement and number operations. We are beginning to learn that in reality, math activities tap into several areas at once. If we teach math in isolation from other skills, children must take a great cognitive step to put them all back together again.