Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Real Life Math for Middle School Students

The STEM Collaborative was formed when four public television stations were awarded a Local Service Initiative grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to create innovative digital content in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subject areas. The result is this selection of free online activities that have students use geometry, algebra and proportional reasoning to engage in fun tasks such as, measuring a roller coaster ride, building a skateboard ramp, making mouth-watering recipes or traveling the globe on a rock and roll tour.

Each interactive project includes:
  • Teacher guides/educator resources
  • Lesson plans and interactive activities
  • Standards alignment chart
  • Rich multimedia and video
  • Helpful tips and hints for classroom integration
The goal is that once students experience the value of math in everyday life, learning becomes relevant, real and rewarding. Through curiosity, exploration and determination to succeed, learners grasp critical concepts, build confidence and gain valuable 21st century skills.

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