do we have to learn this stuff, anyway? Teachers hear this kind of question every
day. The Missing Link offers some practical advice
to help teachers answer these questions.
each lesson itself draws on real-world applications,
whether it's developing a pledge plan to raise
money for charity (Patterns & Functions)
or creating a geometry scavenger hunt (Polygons
we have assembled online resources, where math
teachers and experts from across the country
have contributed their own ideas about how to
make math more relevant. (See Links
each workshop features conversations with the
Learner Teachers about a few practical ways
that the math concepts being discussed in the
program show up in daily life.
Everyday Ways to Use Polygons & Angles
a paper airplane kids of all ages
a building or a folding chair architects,
wallpaper in a straight line homeowners
a floor homeowners
a wheelchair ramp contractors
your own ideas about how to make this topic more
relevant for students. Participate
in Teacher-Talk online.