TACTivities: A Tactile Way to Learn Interdisciplinary Communication Skills

Angie Hodge, Katie Wanek, Janice Rech

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In this paper, we will discuss a type of activity that lets the mathematics classroom become a place where students can learn more than mathematical content. Specifically, students can learn interdisciplinary skills in the area of communication (both verbal and non-verbal) and debate skills that are often taught in communication or English classes. This paper discusses activities, which we call TACTivities, that can be added into any mathematics course to make the course more interdisciplinary, merging the arts and the sciences. They are best fit in mathematics courses where skills are to be learned and practiced, but modifications can be made for a variety of mathematics courses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-171
Number of pages12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 7 2020


  • TACTivities
  • active learning
  • activities
  • calculus
  • communication skills
  • group work
  • inquiry-based learning
  • interdisciplinary
  • teamwork

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • Education


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