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Contextualized Teaching Resources
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Teaching Contextually:  Research, Rationale, and Techniques for Improving Student Motivation and Achievement in Mathematics and Science 
En Español

By Michael Crawford, Ph.D.
Many of the classroom strategies used by the nation's best math and science teachers have also been shown by cognitive science and learning research to be the best methods to help students construct and use knowledge in math and science. This report describes five of these strategies, called contextual teaching strategies:  relating, experiencing, applying, cooperating, and transferring. The report presents examples of the use of these strategies in mathematics classrooms. It also cites research studies and compendiums that document how the strategies can improve student motivation and achievement in mathematics and science.
Reprints are available for $2.50/report. [ERTCR-00]
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Teaching Mathematics Contextually 
Ensenanza Contextual de Matematica (En Español)

This booklet outlines the importance of contextual learning and gives specific examples of how it can be used in mathematics classes.
What is the best way to convey the many concepts that are taught in class so all students can use and retain that information? How can a teacher communicate effectively with students who wonder about the reason for, the meaning of, and the rele-vance of what they study? Teachers face these challenges every day, but a curriculum and an instructional approach based on contextual learning can help them face the challenges successfully. This resource can assist educators in helping students discover meaningful relationships between abstract concepts and practical applications in the context of the real world.
Reprints are available for $4.00/booklet. Call for volume pricing.
Teaching Mathematics Contextually [ER-CSTP-MATH]
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Teaching Science Contextually 

This booklet outlines the importance of contextual learning and gives specific examples of how it can be used in science classes.
What is the best way to convey the many concepts that are taught in class so all students can use and retain that information? How can a teacher communicate effectively with students who wonder about the reason for, the meaning of, and the rele-vance of what they study? Teachers face these challenges every day, but a curriculum and an instructional approach based on contextual learning can help them face the challenges successfully. This resource can assist educators in helping students discover meaningful relationships between abstract concepts and practical applications in the context of the real world.
Reprints are available for $4.00/booklet. Call for volume pricing.
Teaching Science Contextually [ER-CSTP-SCIENCE]
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Contextual Curriculum Resources 

 



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