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## Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth!

Aiming to get kids to understand and solve real-world math problems, one teacher developed a tool that uses Google Earth.

Via Seth Dixon
Anna Sasaki's curator insight,

There is a new programme which helps students truly understand the usage of math skills being taught in school. It is a game that students may play, which actually put the math skills learned in school into play. This solves the time old question of "when will I ever use this?" It is very fun and uses Google maps to manifest questions for each sections from grades 5-10. It is putting more use of the Google maps and helps others learn about geography as it is using the maps.

This shows another way to use Google maps, which uses a GIS system to track locations. The online maps presents many different opportunities of teaching others, through various methods, and geography can be present in any topic shown. Geography can help others learn through spatial recognition in the case of math, and many other ideas.

Woodstock School's curator insight,

“Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?"...
"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...
"And pray, why would this number interest us?"
"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”
― Abraham Varghese, Cutting for Stone

Matthew Connealy's curator insight,

The use of Google Earth is becoming beneficial to Thomas Petra, a middle school teacher that is trying to make learning more interesting. By using Google Earth, he is able to teach lessons in a more interactive and applicable way. An example of this would be when his students learned about distance through the Alaskan dog sledders and their travels. The students are able to learn much more than the conventional way of learning and are able to gain a better sense of the phenomena around them.

Although this was used in a mathematical setting, Google Earth is only just beginning. Geography students would greatly benefit from this usage of the app, and more teachers should learn to harness this style of teaching. Students will be able to gain a better sense of what is going on around them, and know more about the world they live in.

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## Math@Work: Showing Students the Real World Value of Mathematics [Video]

30 minute webisodes designed around fashion and culinary arts, Math at Work helps students make mathematical connections to the world around them.

Via Gust MEES
Gust MEES's curator insight,

30 minute webisodes designed around fashion and culinary arts, Math at Work helps students make mathematical connections to the world around them.

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## Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight,

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight,

In addition to using Lego for maths, I've taken my sons (extensive) Lego collection into History and Society & Culture to have the students (high school) demonstrate their understanding of concepts such as globalisation, communism, nationalism, capitalism. Worked really well and classes sooo happy.

Having been broken up into groups and given a concept each, They created cities or environments demonstrating the concept then talked the rest of the class through.

Ness Crouch's curator insight,

Fantastic ideas for using lego in mathematics. Simple hands on tasks.

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## Fun Math Games for Kids - 45 Math Game Apps | iGameMom

Fun Math Games for Kids - 45 Math Game Apps for Kids hand picked by iGameMom. Kids will enjoy learning math and see how math be used in real life.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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