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Are you seeking ways to make math more engaging for your students? History is a story, and this story can help students make meaningful connections between different content areas, enhancing their understanding and retention of both subjects. Join Amy McElroy for this hands-on, interactive workshop as we explore why it is important to integrate history into your mathematics curriculum, as well as effective strategies for incorporating historical texts and themes to create a multidisciplinary learning experience. Amy will also share several activities she has done in the past that you can use right away. Do not miss this exciting opportunity to transform your math classroom! Amy’s expertise in instructional strategies will equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to develop a comprehensive lesson plan that seamlessly integrates historical content into your mathematics instruction that will make learning more enjoyable and impactful for your students. 

This is workshop two of three for the series titled “Integrating Historical Music, Literature, Facts, and Data Across the Curriculum.” 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Discover innovative strategies to blend historical content with math instruction, creating a multidisciplinary learning experience. 
  2. Learn how to use historical data and events to teach mathematical concepts, making lessons more engaging and meaningful. 
  3. Explore ways to design projects and activities that combine math and social studies, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of both subjects.  
  4. Gain practical tips for assessing student learning in integrated math and social studies lessons, ensuring they meet educational standards and objectives. 

Workshop Details:

While we recommend that you attend all workshops in the series to meet the learning objectives, each workshop can be attended as a standalone. Full members will also have access to view the recordings on demand and earn up to three continuing education credits.   

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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