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MERLOT II


    

Learning Exercise


Material: When will I use Math?
Submitted by: Stacey Mueller on Jul 31, 2008
Date Last Modified: Jul 31, 2008
Title: When will I use math?
Description: Students will explore the given link. They will choose from the list of given project ideas and interview a professional that uses math at their job. Students will then present their project to the class.
Type of Task: Individual, Student-centered, Unsupervised
Time Required 2 weeks
Topics: Using math in the real-world.
Course: Math
Audience: High School, Middle School
Categories:
Prerequisites Skills: Internet, Interviewing skills
Learning Objectives: The objective of this project is that students will be able to show, in one way or another how math is used in the real world. (The objective will be slightly different for each project choice.)
Technical Notes: Students must have access to Internet to explore web site.
Text of Learning Exercise: Students will read/use the information on this site to complete a final project of their choice. This project is designed for math students at the Middle School/High School level although it may be altered to use with Elementary students. The objective of this project is that students will be able to show, in one way or another how math is used in the real world. (The objective will be slightly different for each project choice.) The purpose of this project is for students to get a better understanding of how/when math is used. More specifically, how math is used in their future career, their parents' careers, or in any career.
Additional Information URL: http://opdolfin.googlepages.com/home
Assessment: See rubric included in Web site.
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