Lesson Plan

When will we ever need this in the real world?

This lesson will answer the age old question of how math is used in the real world.
Erika R.
Special education instructor
Barboursville Middle School
Barboursville, United States
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My Grades 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math

Students will be able to relate the things they learn in math with real world professions.

Grades 8
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1 Hook

Activity: Presenting

This video shows many different real world things that are associated with math. It will let kids see how many everyday things involve math. It will give them an idea of how important all areas of math are to their everyday lives. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZOedTivbIc&safe=active

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

The teacher will use this website to show many different professions and how math fits into their everyday lives. The teacher will then choose 3 other professions and write them on the board. She will then list different ways that math is used in these real life situations. http://www.khake.com/page56.html

3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating

The students will each be given a small piece of poster board. Using the smart board the teacher will list certain professions. Each student will be given a profession to put at the top of the poster board and begin to write what areas of that profession deal with math. The teacher will walk around helping each student come up with as many math related areas for their profession. We will then look at these professions on the website and compare what the students came up with. http://www.khake.com/page56.html

4 Independent Practice

Students will be put into groups of 3. They will each be given a video to watch showing how math is used in certain professional fields. After the students watch the video they will then complete the challenge attached to that video.

5 Wrap-Up

Each student will visit Math playground at home and complete one activity. They will come back to school and explain what activity they completed and what the solution was to the problem.