Saturday, November 29, 2014

Real Life Math

When creating lesson plans for our Math Workshop I like to make it as relevant as possible.  Current events, commercials, sports and short clips help stimulate the students into thinking mathematically.

Here are a couple of suggestions to consider:
Scores on ESPN

Toy Ads from favorite stores like Target

Short clips from YouTube

Tracking Santa at Norad Tracks Santa

Pricing on the back of books

Pictures of things that are important to you and/or them

Objects in your classroom

Pictures of cool objects

Letting students know that the things they are learning in school really do apply to their real world is so important.  Math is about thinking and there are opportunities everywhere!

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