Monday, November 21, 2011

Math in the News - Will the NBA Play This Year?

Media 4 Math has a nice regular feature called Math in the News. Math in the News offers ideas for short mathematics lessons based on current news stories. The current lesson that grabbed my attention is Will There Be an NBA Season? The lesson focuses on using revenue and expense reports to determine profitability. You can view the lesson in the Slideshare presentation below.


Applications for Education
Media 4 Math's Math in the News lessons could be one way to try to reach students with the idea that math is integrated into much more than might imagine. The NBA lesson could be particularly useful with young people who enjoy sports, but might not enjoy mathematics.

H/T to Jim Lerman.