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

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Michael L. Crawford

Many of the classroom strategies used by our nation's nest teachers have been shown by cognitive science and learning research to be the best methods to help students construct and use knowledge in mathematics and science. This report describes five of these strategies, called contextual teaching strategies, presents examples of the use of these strategies, and cites research studies and compendiums that document how the strategies can improve student motivation and achievement in mathematics and science.
Level
Classroom
Process Stage
Planning
Role
Math Department
Partner Disciplines