Represent situations and solve real-world problems using symbolic algebra. 0806.3.13
Links verified on 9/29/2014
- Disaster Math - Six sets of interactive word problems: Earthquake Math, Hurricane Math, Tornado Math, Wild Fire Math, Winter Storm Math, and Flood Math.
- Fun and Sun Rent-a-Car - students use tables, graphs, linear functions to solve a real-world problem
- Grand Slam Math - The questions start out easy and get a little harder as you go. Don't worry, they won't throw too many curve balls.
- Late Delivery - Use symbolic algebra to find the value of expression written on each door to help Postman Phil deliver the mail
- Math at the Mall - practice percentages and finding the best deal while shopping at a virtual mall
- Math in Daily Life: How do numbers affect everyday decisions? - A unit from Annenberg CPB which includes several hands-on activities.
- Plane Math - Nine activities involving aviation and mathematic
- Ratio/Proportion Problems from Ask Dr. Math - three pages of links to real-world problems
- Real World Mathematics - One of the challenges facing mathematics teachers is convincing their students that there is a place for mathematics in the real world. The goal of this page is to collect examples of those applications. This is a SCORE (Schools of California - Online Resources for Educators) page.
- Representations of Linear Functions: Cab fares - The charge for a cab ride is determined by the length of travel. Some companies also charge a basic, fixed amount. At this site you will find descriptions of fares of three competing cab companies and you are asked to suggest a new fare.
- Slope-Intercept Form - [12 slides] this show uses animation very effectively, provides examples and the chance for student response and invludes a great real-world application of slope-intercept
- Thinking Blocks - learn how to solve multistep word problems - Scroll to the bottom of the page and use any of the six sets of ratio word problems fo practice thie standard.
- Word Problems with Katie - two levels are available: addition and subtraction in level 1, and multiplication and division in level 2 - questions start out easy and get a little harder as you go