Math Deficiency's Effect On Science Education Related Tags: STEM More Related Discussions Jeremiah Dyke , Professor of Math, Founder of Hands On Math Posted 03/27/2011 9:34PM | Last Commented 06/11/2014 7:01PM 2 1036 Views Dear colleagues, do you find that your students lack of math ability effects their comprehension or interest in science? Sign in to vote! Sign in to Flag as Spam Share 2 Share Comments (2)Sign in or register to postSubscribe to comments via RSS Newest Related Discussions Posted 4/22/2011 4:07pm Hubert V. Yeesocial media and marketing manager of startup Hi Jeremiah, I think that one of the challenges in teaching is making it relevant/relational to the students. Viewing your blog I say tons of examples that engage students and is "applicable" to them. This makes math fun and exciting. I would have loved to learn math in more of a PBL manner when I was younger. Not sure about the interest but this would have led to higher grade for me in science. Sign in to vote! Posted 4/25/2011 7:05pm Mary Kate LandMontessori 4-6th grade teacher Blogger Hi Jeremiah, Though I know it takes on greater importance as students get older, it's not really a factor for my students. Most of their science tasks do not involve much computation. I like that science activities provide lots of fodder for hands on math learning, but most of that activity involves measuring something, reading some instrument or another, or counting/tallying data. The calculations involved are usually pretty basic. In my experience, challenges with reading comprehension are a much greater barrier than innumeracy. Because many science tasks involve a number of steps, instructions can't be given verbally, and students must be able to interpret what they read. My goal is to get them struggling with the science concept, not with decoding the instructions. I usually use grouping strategies during science tasks to support students who have comprehension challenges. Mary Kate Sign in to vote! Discussion High School Innovative STEM Professional DevelopmentLast comment 1 week 2 days ago in Professional Development Discussion How to make the most out of a learning gardenLast comment 3 weeks 2 days ago in Learning Environments Discussion Technical Writing: Text Simplification is Hard WorkLast comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in STEM Discussion 10 Signs of a 21st Century ClassroomLast comment 1 week 1 day ago in STEM blog Quick, Draw a Scientist!Last comment 1 month 2 days ago in STEM Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?