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What is Correlation?

How is correlation different from integration?

Traditionally, integrating mathematics into a science class consists of science teachers using mathematics as a tool and integrating science into a mathematics class consists of mathematics teachers using science applications.  For example, simplifying formulas in science uses obvious math skills, but only to the extent needed to find the solution.  The concepts behind the math are left for the math teacher. 

The Cubic Academy is modeled after the Mix It Up program at Texas State University. The links below take you to the Mix It Up website and their illustrations of building a correlated lesson.

A Correlated Lesson

  1. Incorporates both math and science objectives equally.
  2. Is aligned with State and national standards in both subjects.
  3. Incorporates Parallel Concepts, Language Issues, and Misconnections

Writing a Correlated Lesson

There are four basic parts to a Correlated Lesson.  Follow the links below to see how each part takes shape in a model lesson.  To download the sample lesson plan for this series of videos, click here.

See the correlation process from start to finish.