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81. Real World Mathematics
of examples where mathematics are used to solve real problems. From the math Forum teamsponsors and designs projects that teachers throughout the world can use
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Real World Mathematics
One of the challenges facing mathematics teachers is convincing their students that there is a place for mathematics in the real world. The goal of this page is to collect examples of those applications. We encourage the submission of additional examples The (un)Truth About Statistics - a discussion of the statistics used in the media and how the formation of the questions can affect the survey results. 1993 Tampa Bay Oil Spill The PORTS-based hazardous spill trajectory modeling concept was (unfortunately) tested on August 10, 1993, when a collision occurred between two inbound fuel barges and an outbound phosphate freighter. Using a simple vector analysis routine and the PORTS wind and current data, a trajectory for the spill was calculated using wind direction as a cardinal direction, wind speed in knots, current direction in degrees true, and current speed in meters per second. At each hour, speed and direction for the oil movement were computed based on these data using a generic Minerals Management Service algorithm. Apply Lessons: Applications of Mathematics 9 and 10 A collection of lesson plans illustrating the application of mathematical skills in a variety of job settings.

82. Math Lesson Plans
Back to the Math Lesson Plan Menu Title of Lesson: Electronic Geometry Notebook Grade Level: Subject Area: Math and Geometry Instructional Goal: Students create a geometry notebook throughout their study of geometry. Entries will be added weekly. Submitted By Rationale Supply List Learning Strategies Communicate Results ... Career Connections Rationale: If students can apply their geometry knowledge to real applications they can have a more realistic understanding about the study of spatial objects. Performance Objectives: Students will describe relationships among the two and three dimensional shapes and their connections to the real world. Students learn to solve problems by using their drawings and technology. Students will make a hypertext notebook of the formulas and ideas in their geometry unit which will include real applications to that formulas or ideas. Instructional Strategies: At the beginning of the unit of study in geometry the teacher explains that the students will create a "Geometry Notebook" using HyperCard or HyperStudio. After each new concept learned, the class will be adding to their notebook. This notebook will become part of their final grade in the geometry unit of study. After the teacher explains each new geometry formula or idea and gives the class examples of practical use of the formula/idea the class will add it to their geometry notebook. Each concept should be explained in two to five cards and should include: 1.) the name of the geometric formula or idea, 2.) an example drawing to show the concept along with the formula, 3.) examples of how the formula/idea relates to shapes in nature*, 4.) two real -world applications of that formula or idea and 5.) at least one sample real world problem for someone in the class to work at a later date. The HyperCard or HyperStudio tools can be used for drawing and design of the cards in the stack.

83. Lesson Plans - Election Analysis
Sample math problems appropriate for 5 th grade Students felt connected to the realworld and closely Funding for this lesson plan and professional development How To Buy My Sun Worldwide Sites ... Sorted by State Standards
LESSONS PLANS Election Analysis
Subject Matter: Math, Social Studies (Civics), Technology
Grades: 5
Software: StarOffice Calc
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2. Assessment

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1. Lesson Description Summary:
Students learn the basics of creating a spreadsheet by entering text, values and formulas, then sorting, manipulating, formatting, graphing and printing the data. They then design and utilize a spreadsheet to enter data and tabulate results from an all-school straw vote for president, held in conjunction with the U.S. Election Day. After Election Day, students create charts and graphs to analyze the results. The lesson could be adapted to any national, state, local or school election. Standards: Colorado Math Content Standards/District 12 Technology Standards Number Sense: Students develop number sense and use numbers and number relationships in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems. Statistics and Probability: Students use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning and processes used in solving these problems.

84. Archived: Tutoring Materials 8-9 Grades
math Vantage videotape series (ENC014060) Rates and high energy footage of realworld situations that resource book with lesson plans, assessment suggestions
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8-9 Algebraic Thinking - Videotapes
  • Math Vantage videotape series (ENC-013915) Algebraic expressions This series of videotapes aims to motivate pre-algebra students with high energy footage of real world situations that illustrate key mathematical concepts and applications. This videotape, part of the Language of Mathematics unit, aims to illustrate the value and use of algebraic expressions for describing patterns (moving from the general to the particular) and for communicating ideas efficiently. The material visually links algebraic expressions to formulas for calculating voltage, acceleration, and the distance to a thunderstorm. Also available for this unit is a teacher's resource book with lesson suggestions and student worksheet packages.
  • Math Vantage videotape series (ENC-013916) Algebraic sentences This series of videotapes aims to motivate pre-algebra students with high energy footage of real world situations that illustrate key mathematical concepts and applications. This videotape, part of the Language of Mathematics unit, describes how chemical formulas are used by a swimming pool manager to maintain good water quality and illustrates how the movement in a golf swing can be described with equations. The material visually links algebraic sentences to formulas for calculating speed, electric current, and temperature using the chirps of a cricket per fifteen seconds. Also available for this unit is a teacher's resource book with lesson suggestions and student worksheet packages.

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86. Lesson Plans
Gotcha Covered, Pardner! In order to save the day, students will work with the Cyberchase kids to prove that regular and irregular shapes may have the same area. Interactive Web sites will provide students with practice in calculating both area and perimeter, and real-world problems will encourage students to discover that math is fun and something we experience, not just in school, but all around us, everyday. Relative Ratios This is an interactive, media-rich lesson in which students examine proportions. By experiment, students will discover that proportions are made up of equal ratios each containing the same building blocks. Using video and the Internet, students will learn how proportions are used to estimate quantities and then apply their knowledge of direct relationships to problems in planetary science. Sew, You Want To Quilt? History can be told through quilts as they are passed down through generations within families, keeping cultural traditions present. Through video and the Internet students will connect the mathematical concept of patterns to create a class quilt. Students will also become familiar with artist Faith Ringgold, an African-American artist from New York who uses quilts as her painting canvas. Only the Shadow Knows Have you ever been followed by your shadow? Or have you ever followed it? Through the activities presented in the lesson, students will become familiar with how shadows are formed and be given an understanding of how the shape and length of shadows are dependent upon the position and manipulation of the light source.

87. 8th Grade Math Lesson Plans
8th Grade Mathematics Lesson Plan Topics Stores
    The student will compare and order rational numbers in various forms including integers and fractions.
Theo's Tower
    Simulate the surveying process of indirectly determining the height of a tall object using angle of elevation, horizontal distance measure, and the tangent function.
Star Sketch
    Simulate the construction of a scaled survey plat of oil well locations using Geometer's Sketch Pad.
Pentagon Placement
    Construct a classroom-sized regular pentagon using a CBL /Motion Sensor and surveying techniques for measuring angles and distances.
Cylinder Capacity
    Indirectly determine the radius and height of a cylindrically shaped oil tank using surveying techniques and geometry to calculate its volume.
Accumulating Areas
    Use the area model of multiplication to determine the acreage of a tract of land bounded by right angles. Given a survey map containing coordinate point data, use the Distance Formula and Pythagorean Theorem to determine the acreage of the plat enclosed within specified boundary lines.
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88. Math Lesson Plans
math lesson plans. PBS mathline Current math trends, lessons provided by teachers.Ask ERIC math lesson plans. Educate the Children math lesson plans.
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89. MHSchool: McGraw-Hill Mathematics
with the themes, concepts, and objectives in math in my world. you teach fractions,use manipulatives, find examples of reallife math applications, and
Other Programs... Math in my World McGraw-Hill Mathematics McGraw-Hill's free online resources correlate with the themes, concepts, and objectives in Math in my World . Web-linked lesson plans offer student worksheets and teacher answer keys. Math on the Walls features bulletin board ideas. The MathTalk forum encourages you to share information and learn instructional strategies. Our CyberScout researcher suggests Web sites to help you teach fractions, use manipulatives, find examples of real-life math applications, and more! Overview Cool Math Links Web Lesson Plans Math on the Walls MathTalk Ask CyberScout! Learn more about McGraw-Hill's Math in my World Overview Components Lesson Support Manipulatives Teacher Aids Language Support Staff Development Technology Contact Your Sales Rep Request A Catalog

90. LiteracyTech: Internet Training
on a virtual adventure. The focus is on math concepts and of Ocean Currents Studentsuse real time data for Grades 6 through 12); Wonderful world of Weather
The Lesson Plan Collections below feature lessons designed primarily for K-12, but which could be and have been adapted by adult education teachers. Each collection includes lessons that incorporate Internet resources. AskERIC Lesson Plans
This collection contains more than 1100 unique lesson plans which have been written and submitted to AskERIC by teachers from all over the United States.
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Lesson plans created by teachers for use in their own classrooms. Browse by subject area and grade level. Collaborative Lesson Archive
Browse by grade level and subject area or search for a keyword(s). Educast
Internet-based lesson plans and classroom activities. Encarta Lesson Plans
Yep, this is from Microsoft... Smithsonian Education
Browse by subjects such as Arts, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

91. New Teacher Math Links
building construction to make the connection between classroom math and real worldsituations Education world http// This site
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Geared for elementary mathematics, this site provides interactive games and flash cards.

This is an upper secondary tutorial site with many mathematical topics and links.

Mathematical topics are listed first on this web site. With a click of the mouse you
will be selecting activities organized by grade level.
Arithmetic User-friendly menus make it easy for K-8 teachers to choose a math topic or subtopic. For the students there are interactive practice and challenge games for each of the multitude of math topics offered. Awesome Library Awesome Library provides links cataloged by both grade level and mathematical subject matter. Brain Teasers This site posts weekly brainteasers for grades 3-8. Solutions are revealed the following week. Cool Math

92. Not Your Mother's Math Teacher
SEARCH Articles North Carolina's Teacher of the Year talks about realworld mathand teachers
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Not your mother's math teacher
North Carolina's Teacher of the Year talks about real-world math and teachers' roles as professionals. by David Walbert (September 2001)
W hen a team of educators visited Carmen Wilson's algebra classroom to evaluate her for North Carolina Teacher of the Year last Valentine's Day, what they found was a little unusual. The students were engaged in a lab in which their task was to test Hook's law, the relationship between the weight on a spring and its extension. Imagine teenagers in groups playing with slinkies and cups of marbles, talking and laughing - and then imagine a group of well-dressed visitors taking notes - and you've about got it.
"The teachers down the hall thought I was insane," Wilson says. "You can imagine what went through my mind when they called and said 'we're coming on Valentine's Day,' and I looked at my lesson plans and saw what I had planned for that day....You never know what they're going to think. If they're from the old school, they imagine a math class with all these straight rows and the students working quietly."

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94. Cynthia Lanius' Lessons: A Fractals Lesson - Introduction
fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures areall about that it's math - and that it's fun! Teachers Every lesson has a
Cynthia Lanius
Pictured: A Famous Fractal - The Mandelbrot Set
A Fractals Unit for Elementary and Middle School Students
That Adults are Free to Enjoy
Table of Contents
Introduction Why study fractals?
What's so hot about

fractals, anyway?
Making fractals
Sierpinski Triangle

Using Java

Math questions

Sierpinski Meets Pascal
Using Java
Fractal Properties

Fractional dimension
Formation by iteration For Teachers Teachers' Notes Teacher-to-Teacher Comments My fractals mail Send fractals mail Fractals on the Web The Math Forum Other Math Lessons by Cynthia Lanius Awards This Site has received
What are Fractals?
They're everywhere, those bright, weird, beautiful shapes called fractals. But what are they, really? Fractals are geometric figures, just like rectangles, circles and squares, but fractals have special properties that those figures do not have. There's lots of information on the Web about fractals, but most of it is either just pretty pictures or very high-level mathematics. So this fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures are all about - that it's math - and that it's fun! Teachers: Every lesson has a print version for classroom use.

95. TeacherSource . Math . Drip Drop Lesson Plan | PBS
Drip, Drop, Drip, Drop Algebraic Thinking math Project. Modeling or simulating realworld situations can help students develop the idea of lesson Objective.
April 9, 2003
Drip, Drop, Drip, Drop
Algebraic Thinking Math Project Download PDF Lesson Get Acrobat
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Algebraic Thinking Focus Modeling or simulating real world situations can help students develop the idea of function. Such experiences build an understanding of variable, the relationship between variables, and generalizing these relationships. Lesson Objective Students will design and carry out an experiment to model a real world situation. They express their results with multiple representations and use the results to make predictions. Overview of the Lesson Students design an experiment to model a leaky faucet and determine the amount of water wasted due to the leak. Using the data they gather in a table, students graph and write an equation for a line of best fit. Students then use their derived equation to make predictions about the amount of water that would be wasted from one leak over a long period of time or the amount wasted by several leaks during a specific time period. Materials For each group:
  • Timer
  • Pitcher or other container of water
  • Paper cup and thumbtack/paper clip
  • Funnel
  • Graduated cylinder
  • Plastic tray
  • Chart paper and markers
Procedure Prior to the Lesson: Students should have prior experience interpreting tables and graphs. They should also have worked with finding a function rule for a set of data. It would be helpful, but not necessary, if they had designed models to simulate real world events.

96. OFCN's Academy Curricular Exchange - Mathematics
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