Teacher Review for Get the Math

Great connections to math in the real world!

Sara H.
Special education instructor
Roosevelt High School, Wyandotte, MI
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I haven't used this site but plan to in the fall. My students are always telling me that they don't understand why they have to do the math we are learning because it doesn't apply to them. This site connects those skills with jobs that actually use them. I love it! I plan on creating this unit by assigning each group a lesson...for example one with look at math in fashion, another will explore math in video games and so on. Then they can create a presentation and show the rest of the class their findings. I really think this will help the students to see how important math is to our everyday lives.
My Take
Overall I love this site!!! It offers various connections between jobs and the math they use. I think the kids will really enjoy this site and will answer the age old question "why do I have to learn this because I'm never going to use it." I like how each section has a video and outlines the lesson for teachers and even provides discussion questions. Each lesson has an introduction, activity and wrap-up. It also connects with topics the kids will enjoy....sports, video games, fashion, etc. I can't wait to share this with other staff and incorporate it into our curriculum.