Math T-Charts have been developed to “bridge the gap” between CTE and math and can be used by both math and CTE teachers. Each Math T-Chart illustrates how a math teacher teaches a Pennsylvania Core Standard and how a CTE teacher teaches the same concept. For instance, a math teacher calculates slope while a carpentry instructor calculates the pitch of a roof. The T-Chart parallels the two approaches and identifies the related vocabulary. The script that accompanies the T-Chart will assist the teacher by comparing similarities and differences between the two methods and identifying common student errors. The practice problems include three trade or program related problems, three in generic applications, and three in core standard language. Math teachers will benefit from the real world applications related to each Core Standard.
To access Math T-Charts, visit http://www.careertechpa.org/Resources/MathT-Charts.