Math in Everyday Life: Projects
Date: 02/17/2003 at 12:08:39 From: Mike Subject: Math in everyday life What is a good topic to pick for a high school project to show where we use math every day?
Date: 02/17/2003 at 13:41:16 From: Doctor Jodi Subject: Re: Math in everyday life Hi Mike, Here are some topics with links to information. These sites will give you ideas for some topics but you'll need to think a bit about how to incorporate the topic into your project. You can also check out the archives at High School Projects http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/sets/high_projects.html ----------------------- INTERPRETING GRAPHS Graphs and Stories: Can you turn a graph into a story? http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/education/shell/graphs.htm VOTING SYSTEMS How to Fix an Election - Ivars Peterson's MathTrek http://www.maa.org/mathland/mathtrek_11_4_98.html The perplexing mathematics of presidential elections - Devlin's Angle http://www.maa.org/devlin/devlin_11_00.html How Random is Random? http://www.learner.org/exhibits/statistics/howrandom.html From the Dr. Math archives: Map projections http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/55118.html Probability and Genetics http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/56496.html Project Ideas - Math and the stock market http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/60959.html From the Math Forum: Crystallography - Suzanne Alejandre http://mathforum.org/alejandre/workshops/toc.crystal.html Best luck with your project - let us know how it goes. - Doctor Jodi, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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