Florida educators weave in test prep throughout electives:

Teachers across Florida are integrating math and science into lessons in music, physical education, art and other electives as part of efforts to prepare students for standardized tests. Drama teachers have students exploring the properties of light and electricity, while physical-education teachers are reinforcing students' math skills by measuring a tennis court or graphing running times. While some argue the increased focus on science and math may be overkill, others say putting the concepts in a new context deepens students' understanding.

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