# Math in the real world

Discover Pinterest’s best ideas and inspiration for Math in the real world. Get inspired and try out new things.

Discover Pinterest’s best ideas and inspiration for Math in the real world. Get inspired and try out new things.

It’s the first Wednesday of January which means it’s time for our monthly linky – Math IS Real Life!! If you want to see how the linky works, or just want other real world math ideas, check out our Pinterest Board of all the posts so that you can look back and find some great […]

One of my favorite teaching projects for middle school math is the Math is Everywhere Tile Project that I use at the beginning of each year. The project gets students to see where they see math in the real world by relating to their own interests. I recently discovered another excellent way of displaying the tiles, other than the traditional bulletin board that is pictured below! First though, what is the project? The idea is really very simple. Each student receives a blank white tile…

LOVE these math projects for middle school and high school that connect real world applications and engage students. These are great for the end of the year. Students apply the concepts they have learned in a fun way!

Upper elementary math projects provide real-world connections, differentiation, collaborative learning, and cross curricular learning too.

“When are we ever going to use this?” “What is the point in learning this?” “Mrs.Walter, what are 5 things you did today? Oh, notice you didn’t say math?! See? I don’t need it!” “Why do we need to have math?” These are just a few of the things I heard a lot of when I first started teaching ma

Get kids connected to math by showing them how they use math every day in real-life situations. It let's them see that they can think like a mathematician!

There are lots of great scenes from books and movies that can be used to launch math activities. Today, I'm going to focus on a few of my favorite ones from over the years. Probably my favorite all time movie connection actually comes from the special features of the first Lord of the Rings movies. There is an awesome documentary where they talk about how they use forced perspective to make Frodo look shorter than Gandalf. The clip shows how they use the actors' distance from the cameras as…

Download this free 5th grade math project that will engage your students and provide meaning around standards-based math skills. This Math City project includes activities for place value, operations and algebraic thinking, fractions, measurement, and geometry skills. Use this real world math project to teach students how math is used in the real world and to build problem solving skills. This activity includes a differentiation option and an activity for early finishers. Grab your free…