Algebra curriculum, Geometry curriculum, Sustainability
When introducing new mathematics concepts to students, you may have heard them ask, “When will I ever use this?” and “How does this affect me?” Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues promotes student engagement by providing real data on global issues with a focus on practical solutions.
Foundational algebra and geometry skills are taught here within the context of global issues and sustainability. Sustainability refers to the ability of current generations to meet their needs without limiting the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Students will investigate a range of sustainability issues, including quality of life, community resource distribution, educational attainment, and waste/recycling methods.
Facing the Future, Western Washington University, "Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues, Teacher Guide" (2009). Facing the Future Publications. 22.
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