Resources for Real World Math Applications

I was asked by my math department to research sites that helped students find relevence in math. This is the result. Please feel free to contribute!



http://www.math.harvard.edu/~knill/mathmovies/database of math concepts referenced in film and television shows
http://www.mathapprentice.com/index.htmlpresents career related math skills in an interactive game
http://www.realworldmath.org/Real_World_Math/RealWorldMath.org.htmlactivities using Google Earth to apply math
concepts
http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/images/stories/matrices/ictmap_math.pdfconcrete examples of how to promote 21st century skills in math
http://nuideas.pbworks.com/Older-Math-Resources-1a variety of math resources
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html--interactive activities that show how math concepts apply to everyday life
http://www.xpmath.com/careers/intro.phpa database of careers that incorporate math skills
http://www.thefutureschannel.com/algebra/algebra_real_world_movies.phpvideos of math/science being applied in various career fields
http://www.micron.com/k12/math/--lesson ideas “to excite students about mathematics, to expose students to professions that employ mathematics, and to demonstrate the relevance of mathematics in solving real-world challenges”
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr021.shtmlan online article that discusses how a new math curriculum called Math Connections helps students find relevance in mathematics. It also provides some lesson examples
http://shodor.org/succeed-1.0/mathcon/intro.html--several lesson plans geared toward real world math connections
http://score.kings.k12.ca.us/real.world.html --more lesson plans geared toward real world math connections
http://www.pbs.org/teachers/classroom/9-12/math/more lesson plans, resources and professional discussion geared toward real world math connections
http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/--an online course including interactive activities that discuss and explain real world math applications

http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/math/--student relevant examples of math in everyday life such as banking and grade calculation
http://www.whenwilliusemath.com/--answers the question by showing how math is used in many 'math' and 'non-math' careers and in real life.
http://mathfactor.uark.edu/a math podcast
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/index.php--a variety of math resources including “Math Beyond School” that gathers articles and activities designed to show math relevance in life and careers.
http://illuminations.nctm.org/--a variety of math resources from NCTM including a searchable lesson plan database
http://www.coolmath.com/careers.htm --links to math and career resources
http://www.maa.org/careers/profiles.html--Mathematical Association of America website that includes profiles of professionals working in various math fields
http://www.ams.org/careers/includes career profiles and many resources of math and science careers
http://www.bls.gov/OCO/--Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.discoveryeducation.com --search Discovery's data base of videos and other teacher resources. There are THOUSANDS of math related videos on this site. Many of them complete with teacher guides and other supplemental materials. These videos can be streamed or downloaded. See Mrs. Orbin for your teacher passcode. This site is also connected with United Streaming and the AIU.

http://www.wolframalpha.com a “computational knowledge engine” that can solve complex math, physics, calculus problems and give a step by step solution.