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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 

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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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