Real-Life Math | Health Educator

Get healthy using math (although exercise helps, too!). Future consumers analyze a set of nutritional labels to compare caloric and nutrition information for two cereal brands. After watching a video of a health educator explaining how math plays a role in her job, scholars get together in groups to design a nutritious breakfast.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with a health teacher for the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Internet-connected devices are necessary for research during the activity
  • Requires prior instructor preparation collecting cereal nutrition information
Pros

  • Relates math to the daily lives of teenagers
  • Includes some class discussion prompts
Cons

  • No available handouts or worksheets
Common Core