Need help reaching students by bringing math back to the real world? PBS has a great new series to do just that, and it’s called: Get the Math.
It features cool guests like fashion designers, videogame developers, and music producers. Those are definitely some inspiring job prospects to get your students thinking twice about their math homework.
From the website:
GET THE MATH is a convergent media project designed to help middle and high school students develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real world problems. Drawing on conventions of popular reality TV shows, video segments begin with profiles of young professionals, who then pose challenges connected to their jobs to two teams of teens. At that point viewers are encouraged to try the challenges themselves using interactive tools provided on the GET THE MATH website, before returning to the video to see the teams’ solutions. Students can further explore the same algebra concepts through additional interactive challenges on the website.
What are some real world applications you’ve demonstrated to your students to help with math?