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Real World Math

  1. 1. Real World Math<br />Using Technology to Create Context<br />Heather B. Blanton<br />Title I Mathematics Coach<br />Wise County Public Schools<br />
  2. 2. Will we REALLY use this in real life?<br />
  3. 3. How many gallons of water do we need to fill the fish tank?<br />How many minutes till lunch?<br />How wide is this room?<br />How many books do I need if we share in groups of 2?<br />How many more seats are left in the auditorium?<br />How long is the hallway?<br />How much gas will it take to get to school?<br />How many students packed a lunch today?<br />How many slices do we need to cut the pizza for three equal pieces?<br />Math is Everywhere!<br />
  4. 4. Math Helps &quot;Make Sense&quot; of the Real World<br />The NCTM says students must &quot;explore and make sense of their world&quot; (5-8.O) <br />The NCTM believes &quot;mathematics evolves naturally from problem situations that have meaning to children and are regularly related to their environment.&quot; (K-4.1) <br />
  5. 5. Using Multimedia to Create Context<br />Mrs. Fleming Can Measure <br />
  6. 6. Using Multimedia to Create Context<br />Shape walks: Circles<br />Demonstrations: The Commutative Property<br />Discovery Streaming Math<br />Math vocabulary www.brainyflix.com/videos<br />Competitions: World Math DayVideo<br />Simulations/Games: Absurd Math<br />
  7. 7. Using Multimedia to Create Context<br />The Great Chocolate Caper<br />
  8. 8. How can you use Google Earth in math class?<br />Geometry meets Geography<br />Measuring with Google Ruler<br />Google Earth Webquests for Math<br />Google Earth Calculations<br />
  9. 9. Lesson Plan Resources<br />Real World Math.org<br />http://www.gelessons.com/cgi-bin/lessoncatssearch.cgi?ccategory=Math<br />http://www.realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/Lessons.html<br />GE Lessons<br />
  10. 10. Talking the Walk<br />Many students are doing the procedures of math without knowing the reasons behind them.<br />Students need opportunities to engage and express conceptual knowledge of math.<br />Technology can give our multimodal learners new avenues to express conceptual understanding.<br />We are forming and shaping our future math teachers.<br />
  11. 11. How do you think you could use Technology in the math classroom?<br />http://learningdifferently.wikispaces.com<br />

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