Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World

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Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be used to open or close associated units.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use an individual exercise as a culminating activity for a unit
  • Have the class research other real-world applications of the mathematics they study
Classroom Considerations
  • Activities can be used as parts of units based on the major concept
  • Scoring rubrics need to be created for most projects
Pros
  • Wide variety of resources
Cons
  • Keys are not provided for all activities
  • The material is not designed as an instructional resource for a specific topic