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Connecting to Math in Real Life

Connecting to Math in Real Life
By Wendy Petti Who needs math games when a world of meaningful real-life fun is beckoning? It's easy and rewarding to connect to the real world in math class. On the Information Highway," we can find online collections of real-world math activities, math activities with a specific real-life focus (including natural disasters), online data sources, portals for joining or launching collaborative math and science projects, and more. The real-world resources assembled here are sure to excite teachers and students alike. Collections of Real-World Math Activities The math activity sites listed here are repositories of lesson ideas that can be explored offline without the use of computers. Math Goodies Their multi-media curriculum includes 168 in-depth lessons organized into instructional units. Mixing in Math This set of free activities helps teachers, parents, and after-school programs mix a bit of math into students' daily routines. Online Math Activities with a Specific Focus

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Use Creative Math Sites to Support Struggling Students - San Jose ESL Math language can cause problems for many English language learners. Math word problems are especially difficult because the language around the word problem can often times be a challenge. As a very basic example, look at the many synonyms for "DECREASE": subtract, take away from, lowered by, reduce, minus, etc. Then there are the NON-MATH words in the problems.

free online dice maker, dice generator, worksheets and dice to print Tools for Educators offers free printable worksheets, printables classroom materials, lesson plan resources, and a host of programs for teachers to use in their classes. The is a worksheet wizard that allows you to create dice with pictures, dice with text or printable dice with both images and text. The Standards Unit including software The Standards Unit are a collection of resources produced in response to the Smith Report by the Department for Education and Skills. They use ‘active learning’ strategies that were originally planned for use post-16 but have now been introduced into the secondary sector. The well known Dr Malcom Swann of Nottingham University played a big role in the development of the resources that span the whole secondary maths curriculum. I personally use these resources a lot and consider them to promote high levels of mathematical thought and making connections between topics.

6 Everyday Examples of Math in the Real World – Imagine Math Math comes in handy when travelling and shows up in various ways from estimating the amount of fuel you’ll need to planning out a trip based on miles per hour and distance traveled. Calculating fuel usage is crucial to long distance travel. Without it, you may find yourself stranded without gas or on the road for much longer than anticipated. You may also use math throughout the trip by paying for tolls, counting exit numbers, checking tire pressure, etc. Fun Kids Online Math Games "Sheppard offers everything from early math to pre-algebra. The lessons include interactive activities to practice concepts. Students can shoot fruit, pop balloons, and even play math man (the math version of pac man!). Fractions, place value, money, and basic operations are some of the areas that are covered.

Triangle, Sides, Interior angles, Exterior angles, Degrees and other properties Triangle Calculator(This free online tool lets calculates all sides and angle measurements based on your input and draws a free downloadable image of your triangle!) Properties of Triangles Triangles are one of the most fundamental geometric shapes and have a variety of often studied properties relating to their. Interior angles (angles on the inside) sum up to 180° more Triangle Inequality Theorem : This theorem states that the sum of the lengths of any 2 sides of a triangle must be greater than the third side. more Relationship between measurement of the sides and angles in a Triangle: The largest interior angle and side are opposite each other. The same rule applies to the smallest sized angle and side and the middle sized angle and side. more What's the difference between interior and exterior angles of a triangle?

Calidad Educativa/Quality Education In 2008 the Government of Mexico and the OECD signed the Co-operation Agreement for Improving School Education in Mexican Schools, a two-year programme focusing on innovative and effective policy reforms. The five main areas where the OECD is developing policy advice for Mexico as part of the co-operation agreement are: (i) School management and Social Participation; (ii) Teacher Selection and Recruitment; (iii) Teacher Education and Training; (iv) Teacher Incentives and Stimuli, and (v) Evaluation. Bookmark this page: www.oecd.org/edu/calidadeducativa Publications and documents

How DO We Learn Math? What makes it possible to learn advanced math fairly quickly is that the human brain is capable of learning to follow a given set of rules without understanding them, and apply them in an intelligent and useful fashion. Given sufficient practice, the brain eventually discovers (or creates) meaning in what began as a meaningless game.— Keith DevlinShould Children Learn Math by Starting with Counting? It seems obvious that our children must have a wide range of experience with real world objects before counting, addition, or subtraction mean anything to them.

Micron Technology, Inc. - Math in the Workplace In response to the nagging question above, these real-world math problems were contributed by a variety of business professionals and demonstrate the relevance of math in today’s world. The intent of these lessons is to excite students about mathematics, to expose students to professions that employ mathematics, and to demonstrate the relevance of mathematics in solving real-world challenges. Connecting learning to the world of work helps students see how knowledge is applied and acts to motivate them. It helps students see how what they learn relates to life beyond school so that young people can be better prepared for the rapidly changing world. Math in the Workplace problems are aligned with both the national Standards for School mathematics and the Idaho State mathematics Achievement Standards.

Using iPads During Math Stations I am continually trying to think of ways to use the iPads in a producing or student creation way, rather than a "lets play a game" kind of way. I am also trying to be as paperless as possible this year, so using the iPads is a win, win situation. I share the 20 iPads with another teacher so in all honesty, I only have 10 during math and I usually use 4 with my guided math groups, which leaves me 6 for math stations. My students are partnered up and do 2 stations a day.

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