Awesome real world mathematical application!
Community Review for Get the Math
Even though I have not implemented this into my classroom yet, I had a great experience running through each challenge on my own time. When first getting onto the website, there is an introduction video that will catch the students attention. After watching the intro, the students will choose which professional pathway best suits them. I really like the six different professions they offer. I feel that at least one will relate to each student. Each profession gives an introduction video, then takes the students through a step by step challenge, and ends the challenge by showing the students their solution. Another awesome thing is that this website allows the students to solve the challenge their own way; it does not restrict them to only one path to the solution.
How I Use It
After playing around on this website, I plan to use this in my classroom. Before using this, however, the students need to have a strong understanding of certain algebraic concepts. They need to know how to solve simple algebraic equations and how to find a percent of a number. I plan to group/pair students who have similar interests with careers. Students will then work together and follow the steps to take the challenge of the field they choose.