Monday, September 15, 2008

More Real World Math

When I first came across Real World Math last spring I was very impressed. As I was cataloging links for a site redesign I re-examined a number of sites including Real World Math. Real World Math, designed by Thomas Petra, uses Google Earth as the centerpiece of math lessons. Over the summer new lessons were added to the menu and all of the files were updated for improved viewing.

One of the things that I really like about Real World Math is that by incorporating Google Earth, math lessons may become more interesting otherwise disinterested students. Another outstanding element of Real World Math is the FAQ page where Thomas Petra answers, in very clear language, common questions that first time Google Earth users often have. Make sure you also check out Thomas Petra's blog for more information regarding Real World Math.