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Fifth grade math is diffi cult to integrate into 5 t h grade science. How
Fifth grade math is diffi cult to integrate into 5 t h grade science. How
Fifth grade math is diffi cult to integrate into 5 t h grade science. How

Fifth grade math is diffi cult to integrate into 5 th grade science. How can it be integrated more effectively and efficiently?

How can it be integrated more effectively and efficiently? Connections Challenges Some of the school goals
How can it be integrated more effectively and efficiently? Connections Challenges Some of the school goals
Connections Challenges Some of the school goals include varying learning experiences to increase success in
Connections
Challenges
Some of the school goals include varying learning
experiences to increase success in college and career
pathways, differentiating resources for students based
on needs, and developing stakeholder involvement to
promote student success. By implementing STEAM
challenges, students are given opportunities to begin
practicing the engineering process, which closely
parallel s the scientific method and the writing process.
Integrating all of these areas provides engineering
experiences which is a critical area for future study in
the United States. These challenges provide students
with many different learning experiences. Because
students are creating and designing, the challenges are
differentiated. Additionally, students are able to see
the products of others to perform .
Goal
My goal for the 2017 -2018 school
year is to incorporate at least one in -
depth STEAM ch allenge into each
unit of study and use C.E.R (Claim,
Evidence, and Reasoning to help
articulate science. Students are
highly motivated when completing
the STEAM challenges; therefore, I
hope to encourage more students to
There are a few challenges to implementing my
plan. First, gathering the materials has proven
difficult and expensive in the past. Students rarely
donate items, and buying supplies gets expensive.
Secondly, background knowledge often takes
longer than a nticipated to master, and students are
frequently pulled out for small group instruction;
therefore, implementation and completion of a
project prove difficult. Finally, I have to overcome
my own need for complete organization and
control. By this, I mea n that I have difficulty
teaching and working when “stuff” is everywhere
and messy. At times, organized chaos may be
needed when students are creating and building.
Therefore, detailed planning on my part will be
necessary.
Changes
develop a love of science and math
so they can continue in these fields
in the future.
Collaboration
There will be some changes to my current
practices that must be made. First, I will have to
change my practice of closely following the times
in my schedule. Flexibility with time when
completing STEAM activities will be necessary.
Making sure all resou rces (interactive notes or
background information) are available and
complete in students’ science interactive
notebook so students will have easy access to
pertinent information will be a priority. Finally,
providing more experiences early in the year to
collaborate and work in groups will help to ensure
students work together smoothly when
participating in STEAM challenges.
To implement my plan of completing at least one
STEAM challenge for each unit, I will need
support with buying supplies when necessary.
Additionally, flexibility in schedules, pull outs, and
data collection will be needed. Close
collaboration and work wi th my team is
imperative to ensure consistency. Team teaching
with my teammate will be even more important
because of the detailed planning needed for
integrating STEAM. Finally, to integrate the arts,
collaboration with the art and music teachers is
integral.
collaboration with the art and music teachers is integral. W hat are some fiction and nonfiction
collaboration with the art and music teachers is integral. W hat are some fiction and nonfiction
collaboration with the art and music teachers is integral. W hat are some fiction and nonfiction

W hat are some fiction and nonfiction literature that can be used to help build background and teach reading standards?