Sunday, February 10, 2008

Alegbra in the Real World

This blog entry is dedicated to my colleague, Jeremy the math teacher, who has to constantly answer the question, "when are we ever going to use this?"
In my bumbling around the Internet today I found a website with videos about Algebra in the Real World.
On The Futures Channel there are videos accompanied by lesson plans about using Algebra in the "real world."

Applications for Education
The Futures Channel has come to the rescue of Math teachers who are constantly asked the question, "when are we ever going to use this?" On the Futures Channel there are many lesson plans and lesson ideas relating math (and other subjects) to current "real life" situations. And by "real life" the Futures Channel doesn't mean just converting recipes like my high school Algebra book did. Check out the Futures Channel today and stop answering the question, "when are we ever going to use this?"

For more Algebra lesson plans that involve real-world scenarios check out Dan Meyer's free 38 week Algebra curriculum.