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  • 1. “ When am I ever going to use this?” Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] A WebQuest for 9-12th Grade (Mathematics) Designed by Sheryl Powell [email_address] Based on a template from The WebQuest Page 1*
  • 2. Introduction Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] How many times as a student have you been sitting in math class and thought to yourself, ‘When am I ever going to use this?’ The teacher is spitting out facts and formulas at you and you cannot see how any of it will apply to you later in life. You may say that your future career has nothing to do with math because you want to be a police officer, chef, professional athlete, etc. DON’T PANIC! In actuality no matter what your future career or life situation is you will have to use mathematics in your life. 2*
  • 3. The Task Student Page Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] In this WebQuest you will explore how mathematics are used in daily life outside of the classroom setting. Either individually or in groups of two you need to gather information about real life situations in which math is used in some fashion. Title Then you or your group will share this information in an oral presentation to the class. 3* 4* 5*
  • 4. The Process Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Either individually or with your partner, you need to gather information about how math is used in the real world. Check out these links: Math in Daily Life: http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/ Careers in Mathematics: http://www.maa.org/careers/ Math Applications: http://library.thinkquest.org/4116/ Where You Will Use Math: http://www.homeschoolmath.net/teaching/why_need_square_roots.php
    • You or your group will then present the information you gathered to the class in an oral presentation.
    • Make sure you address:
    • Why is learning mathematics important?
    • What careers use mathematics?
    • How math can be used besides in one’s career?
    • Basically, you need to tell your peers why learning mathematics is not a waste of their time in school and that is provides valuable tools for later in life.
  • 5. Evaluation Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Rubric Made Using: RubiStar ( http://rubistar.4teachers.org ) Research Report : Math Relevance Webquest             Teacher Name: Ms. Powell Student Name:     ________________________________________ CATEGORY Excellent - 10 pts Satisfactory - 8 Needs Improvement - 6 Poor - 4 Score Amount of Information All topics are addressed and all questions are answered very clearly with good support. All topics and are addressed and all questions answered. All topics are addressed, and most questions answered but lack of clarity or support. One or more topics were not addressed.   Internet Use Successfully uses suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Usually able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Occasionally able to use suggested internet links to find information and navigates within these sites easily without assistance. Needs assistance or supervision to use suggested internet links and/or to navigate within these sites.   Organization Information is very organized with well-constructed paragraphs and subheadings. Information is organized with well-constructed paragraphs. Information is organized, but paragraphs are not well-constructed. The information appears to be disorganized. 8)   Quality of Information Information clearly relates to the main topic. It includes several supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. It provides 1-2 supporting details and/or examples. Information clearly relates to the main topic. No details and/or examples are given. Information has little or nothing to do with the main topic.  
  • 6. Conclusion Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ] Hopefully, now you understand that having math in your life is important and vital to your future. Mathematics is used in many different areas and situations. You do not necessarily have to be a mathematician or math teacher to use math in your career as you probably discovered. Now when you are in math class do not roll your eyes when a new concept is introduced. Instead, think about how this concept can be used later in life based on what you have learned from this WebQuest.
  • 7. Credits & References Student Page Title Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits [ Teacher Page ]
    • Images:
    • http://deringdesign.com/portfolio/port-science.asp
    • http://kick-thehabit.blogspot.com/
    • http://teachers.egfi-k12.org/us-future-math-teachers-test-average-internationally/
    • http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-balance-your-checkbook
    • http://www.123rf.com/photo_5470421_architect-and-two-construction-workers-looking-at-blueprints-on-construction-site.html
    • Rubistar : http://rubistar.4teachers.org
    • Slideshare : http://www.slideshare.net
    • Slideshare WebQuest : http://www.slideshare.net/mkcroskey/webquest-on-webquests-for-educators-11696376
    • Springboard : http://springboard.uakron.edu
    • Webquest.org : http://webquest.org/index.php
    • Core Standards: http://corestandards.org/assets/CCSSI_Math%20Standards.pdf
  • 8. Curriculum Standards (Teacher) [ Student Page ] Title Introduction Learners Standards Process Resources Credits Teacher Page
    • Mathematics Standards Addressed:
    • Model with mathematics
    • Use appropriate tools strategically
    Evaluation Teacher Script Conclusion