Integrating primary sources into the social studies curriculum doesn’t take a quantum leap of imagination, but can you imagine how they could be paired with math? Numerous teachers who have gone through Teaching with Primary Sources programs delivered by TPS consortium members, have done just that. Intrigued? Check out their formulas for mathematical learning by reviewing the resources listed below. Thanks to Dr. Lucianne Brown, Director of Governors State University TPS program, who helped source some of these primary source math teaching resources.
Using Primary Source Projects to Teach Mathematics American Mathematical Society On Teaching and Learning Mathematics blog January 20, 2015
Geography by the Numbers: Staff Member Solves Mystery of Mapping Equations Library of Congress Information Bulletin May 2003
From Flight to Discovery Teaching with the Library of Congress blog May 30, 2013
Huexotzinco Codex (using an Aztec manuscript to learn math & history)
Eye Spy Math (geometry)