The integration of math into other subjects makes students think about the “real world” and make connections that enrich their learning. This integration also helps students to appreciate their learning when they see the relevance to the world outside the classroom.

Another reason to consider the integration of curriculum is because "Current brain research points out that the human brain looks for patterns and interconnections as its way of making sense of things." (Chiapatta, 2009). Like the Big Ideas in Math, integrating math into other subjects gives meaningful contexts for students rather than having them learn in isolation.

Another reason to consider the integration of curriculum is because "Current brain research points out that the human brain looks for patterns and interconnections as its way of making sense of things." (Chiapatta, 2009). Like the Big Ideas in Math, integrating math into other subjects gives meaningful contexts for students rather than having them learn in isolation.