Real-Life Math | Woodworker

Woodworking is math-intensive work. Viewing a video of a woodworker explaining how he applies math in his craft sets the stage for a crafty lesson. Pupils use ratios and proportions to create scale drawings of objects.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a technology teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with ratios and proportions
  • Activity requires rulers or tape measures, containers, and graph paper
Pros

  • Provides detailed procedures for the lesson
  • Connects math to real-life professions, showing teenagers the importance of the subject
Cons

  • Does not include handouts or worksheets