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Health Literacy in the Mathematics Classroom: The Iowa Core Curriculum As An Opportunity to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Mathematics
Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal
  • Elana Joram, University of Northern Iowa
  • Susan Dobie-Roberts, University of Northern Iowa
  • Nadene Davidson, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
Abstract

By 2012, all high schools in Iowa will be required to incorporate the new Iowa Core Curriculum, followed by elementary and middle schools in 2014 (Iowa Department of Education, 2009). The Iowa Core Curriculum addresses the question: "How is Iowa's educational system preparing our youth for successful lives in the 21st-century global environment?" (Davidson, 2009). It consists of core content standards, and identifies essential concepts and skills for content areas. The Iowa Core Curriculum also includes the ―21st Century Skills‖ of ―health, financial, technology, and civic literacy, and employability skills. These skills are to be infused into existing subject matter rather than taught as separate stand-alone subjects.

Department
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Comments

First published in Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal, v. 36 (2009), pp. 38-54, published by Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Original Publication Date
1-1-2009
Repository
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
Date Digital
2009
Copyright
© 2009 Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Language
EN
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Elana Joram, Susan Dobie-Roberts and Nadene Davidson. "Health Literacy in the Mathematics Classroom: The Iowa Core Curriculum As An Opportunity to Deepen Students’ Understanding of Mathematics" Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics Journal Vol. 36 (2009) p. 38 - 54
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