Math & Science

HANDS-ON MATH: Real World Applications

Course No. ED458o, ED558o

“When are we ever gonna use this?” is a question often asked by math students. This happens because skills are so frequently taught in isolation from their application. By participating in hands-on math activities, our students learn the connection between what is taught in the classroom and the real world. This course offers something for all teachers K-12; whether they are specialized math teachers at the high school level or elementary teachers who do it all, Hands-On Math will help students answer their own question…………..“When are we ever gonna use this?”  This course is appropriate for teachers K-12.

Participants will select the text most appropriate to their individual teaching levels:

  • Grades K-8 teachers will use: Math Wise! Over 100 Hands-On Activities that Promote Real Math Understanding by Jim Overholt & Laurie Kincheloe 
  • Grades 6-12 teachers will use: Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications by Judith & Gary Meschla.​​​
We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  • Implement hands-on math activities in their classroom.
  • Broaden the scope of their mathematics curriculum to include other subjects.
  • Connect mathematics learning and real world applications.
  • Create an environment that supports critical thinking in mathematics.
  • Encourage teamwork by students.

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