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# Mathematics WebQuest

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### Mathematics WebQuest

1. 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. 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. 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. 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 <ul><li>You or your group will then present the information you gathered to the class in an oral presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you address: </li></ul><ul><li>Why is learning mathematics important? </li></ul><ul><li>What careers use mathematics? </li></ul><ul><li>How math can be used besides in one’s career? </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>