Thursday, December 2, 2010
Mathalicious is a website with a collection of math lessons for secondary (middle school, Alg I, Alg II). All lessons relate math to real-world situations, and include a slideshow and handout. In a lesson on the site called "iPod dPreciation," students learn about linear and exponential decay by determining how much an iPod is worth today, and then how much it will be worth in the future. In a middle school lesson called "iPad, iPhone, rSimilar?" students learn about similarity and proportion by determining whether an iPad is really just a scaled up iPhone.
Lessons on this site will not only grab your students' attention, but help them see how math is relevant in everyday life.