Concept: Real world example of the use of math
Procedure: Students can do this project individually
Make the School-to-Career connection by interviewing an adult family member and finding out how they use math in their job.
- Write down the questions you want to ask them about how they use math in their job.
- Schedule a meeting with your family member and ask your questions. If possible, take a photograph to go with your article.
- Write your article about how your family member uses math in his or her job.
- When you finish your article, make up a math problem your family member might solve.
Futures Channel lesson plans for teachers:
Futures Channel offers over 200 lesson plans (with 4 – 5 activities each) as part of its subscription. These are available for download in PDF format and are usually located underneath each video.
Samples of these are available:
Go to home page and click on any video that says, “Watch the Movie”. Look underneath the video for the lesson plans.
List of lesson plans/activities in searchable excel format:
You can also download an Excel spreadsheet that lists all lesson plan/activities with relevant topics, grades and movie connections.