UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
INVESTIGATING PRESIDENTIAL DATA TO CONNECT MATH AND SOCIAL STUDIES
The purpose of this paper is to highlight benefits of integrating math and social studies content.
The relevancy of a math lesson is increased by integrating thought-provoking social studies data
such as the ages of U.S. presidents at their death. Connecting data analysis with factors
pertaining to history and life expectancy provides meaning to both math and history concepts.
Keywords: mathematics, social studies, integrated curriculum, interdisciplinary connections,
historical data, real-life problem solving