You Should Really Get to Know Mathew is a starting place for any teacher working to incorporate mathematics into a non-math classroom.

   Responding to calls for an interconnected education, several schools have designed their own methods for injecting mathematics into all subjects; however, this booklet exposes some of the more common methods as detrimental in the hidden lessons that these careless implementations teach. Instead, the text lays out a common-sense approach to including meaningful and authentic mathematical experiences in a way that won't compromise class time or principles of other disciplines.

   The aim of the booklet is to draw a parallel between introducing mathematics in all classes and introducing your sister to a blind date. In both situations, natural connections are best; forced connections do more harm than good.

   Mathew can serve as a short individual professional development unit or as a basis for ongoing discussion and development involving a full teaching staff.