Integrating mathematics and science in undergraduate early childhood teacher education programs

Jones I., Lake V. E., Dagli Ü.

Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, vol.24, no.1, pp.3-8, 2003 (Scopus) identifier


In this article, we examine the integration of science and mathematics teaching in early childhood education. We explore the meaning of integration and offer a rationale for integrating science and mathematics methods classes for pre-service teachers. The case is made that pre-service teachers should develop an understanding of the connections between mathematics and science so that they can be better prepared to teach with an emphasis on the connections between these two content areas. © 2003 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.