I ended my online class today that I have been taking over the past few weeks. It’s been a wonderful class. This class was looking at math and everyday life and bringing the two together. My final project I did a lesson over what the percentage of the newspaper is actually news. The students really enjoyed the project and seeing that there really isn’t much news in there.
I wanted to write the lesson plan directly in the post to share it with you, but due to the formatting of the lesson, I cannot seem to format it in a readable fashion on this site. However, you can read my lesson plan by clicking below.
I hope that you have a chance to do a project based, student centered lesson in math. It really gets students involved and out of the mundane repetitiveness that math classes can have. It may take a leap for you to step out of your regular routine, but it really can make a difference in the students. Allowing them to work together in groups and figure out statistics and problems in everyday life is so rewarding.