When do we use math in the real world? Here are some links that can answer that question and inspire children to see beyond the calculations and discover the joys of applying math skills to everyday problems.
Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science provides a list of internet-based collaborative projects. (K-12)
Real world mathematical equations and formulas on Slideshare
Lesson Worth Sharing from TEDEd, Math in Real Life
Real World Math Problems in video
Offline and Hands on Activities
Real World Math Applications of Arithmetic -Hands on Projects
Real World Math Lesson Plans from Teachnet.com
Unschool Rules Lessons on real world math
Illuminations has lessons and interactives for all grade levels.
Full Course or Curricula
Data Analysis Curricula (including Algebra), International Boiling Point Project, Population Growth Project, and Human Genetics
Geometry Curricula-The Noon Day Project
Numbers and Operations Curricula- Down the Drain Project
Trigonometry Curricula-Navigational Vectors
Foundations of Real World Math at Saylor Academy
Real World Math at Saylor Academy
Ponders the Question, “Why do we use Math?”
NASA’s Practical Uses of Math and Science
Connecting Math to Real Life and other related videos
The Teaching Channel’s Make it Real: Connecting Math to Real Life, real world math examples.
Videos from the Future’s Channel
See how professionals use math on Get the Math videos and challenges.
Engineering and Design
Math By Design, a design course that includes interactives focusing on building measurement and geometry skills
Engineering Everywhere is a free engineering curriculum fro middle-schoolers with download able units.
Architect Studio 3D lets you enter the virtual world of building with this 3D game download, available for Windows or MAC.
Math in the Air
Line up With Math and Fly by Math are NASA created units that help students apply math to decisions in air traffic control situations.
Free Time Resources on Pinterest
Economics lectures and articles from FEE
Economics articles and videos from Mises
High School Financial Literacy
Money Skill, an interactive personal finance course for high school and college students
Hands On Banking from kids to seniors
Consumer Math Worksheets for Middle School
Practical Money Skills, materials to order or download.
Elementary economics Lessons for Children from the Money Instructor
Center for Economic Education provides printable economics lesson plans for all grade levels.
Free Money Resources on Pinterest
Internet 4 Classrooms
This website aligns itself with Common core, however many of the sites it links to are not aligned. Some of the links listed here include an entire page of real-world math practice, while others have them scattered throughout the page based on standards listed. You can use the search feature to search for “real world” to find them quickly.
Measurement Skills (4th grade)
Recognize Angle…(4th grade)
Real World Division (5th grade)
Measurement Skills (5th grade)
Real World Data (6th grade)
Measurement Skills (6th grade)
Data Analysis and Probability Skills (6th grade)
Real World Linear (7th grade)
Data Analysis and Probability Skills (7th grade)
Interactive Math Skill Builders, Real World Problems (8th grade)
Real World Problems (8th grade)
Symbolic Algebra (8th grade)
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem (8th grade)
Mathematical Processes (Algebra 1)
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