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Students research a famous mathematician. They research the individual on the internet and create a concept map of the data. Then they create slides that highlight the mathematician's life and accomplishments.
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Authentic Activities for Connecting Mathematics to the Real World
Check out the handout from a presentation that contains a collection of high school algebra projects connecting a variety of mathematics to the real world. Activities range from simple probabilities to calculus. The activities can be...
6th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
The Power of Algebra—Finding Primes
Banks are responsible for keeping our financial information safe. Mathematics is what allows them to do just that! Pupils learn the math behind the cryptography that banks rely on. Using polynomial identities, learners reproduce the...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
The Mathematical Secrets of Pascal’s Triangle
This modern animation and discussion of the ancient secrets of Pascal's triangle manages to be topical, engaging, and mathematically deep all at the same time. A great introduction to the power of number theory across multiple math...
5 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Is Math Discovered or Invented?
Did mankind invent mathematical concepts, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Discover the beliefs of famous philosophers such as Plato and Euclid with regard to the place of numbers in nature, and take a brief look at...
5 mins 8th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable