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Gallons per cubic foot [HTML]

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The water bills in Athens indicate your water consumption and charges
in terms of cubic feet of water.

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**STUDENTS'
SOLUTIONS** [HTML]

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Million Drops of Water [HTML]

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If you had a million drops of water, would you be more likely to drink
it? take a bath in it? swim in it?

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**STUDENTS'
SOLUTIONS** [HTML]

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Volume of a Can [HTML]

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What is the volume of a 12 ounce can?

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**STUDENTS'
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Minimum Surface Area of a Can [HTML]

__Description:__
In packaging a product in a can the shape of right circular cylinder,
various factors such as tradition and supposed customer preferences
may enter into decisions about what shape (e.g. short and fat vs.
tall and skinny) can might be used for a fixed volume.

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SOLUTIONS** [HTML]

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A Will to be Interpreted [HTML]

__Description:__
Develop an argument from the point of view of a judge who must weigh
all of the alternatives and decide what is in closest possible accordance
with the spirit of the dead man's will.

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SOLUTIONS** [HTML]

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Change for a Dollar [HTML]

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What is the largest amount of money, obviously in coins each less
than one dollar, you can have and not be able to make change for a
dollar?

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Coins [HTML]

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In how many ways can 19 coins equal exactly one dollar?

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**STUDENTS'
SOLUTIONS** [HTML]

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**STUDENTS
DESIGNED UNITS & ACTIVITIES**

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Geometric
Aspects of the Structure and Design of Commercial and Residential Field
Irrigation [HTML]

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T here are designs
specific to commercial crop farm irrigation and to residential (lawn
and garden) irrigation. In each case several geological, economical
and topographical factors came into play when deciding the proper
irrigation system.

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Geometric
Solar System Scaled Down: Lesson on Proportions [HTML]

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This is an activity
to help students understand proportions by having them construct a
scale model of the solar system.

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Mathematics-in-Context
Activity [HTML]

__Description:__
The purpose of the lesson is to utilize
some applications of linear and quadratic equations and show how these
would apply in the real world, using hands-on investigations. Using
a tape measure, drop a ball from a given height and **measure** the
height of its first bounce. Change the drop height and measure the first
bounce. Keep repeating the process.

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Public Transportation and Mathematics [HTML]

__Description:__
A
class activity involving experimentation, statistics, and network
optimization.

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Mathematics in the Dining
Hall [HTML]

__Description:__
Proportional reasoning,
preparing recipe, payrolls.

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**WEB
RESOURCES**

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http://www.micron.com/education/math/intro.html

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MATH IN THE WORKPLACE: Lot's of examples of how math is used in real
workplaces

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http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/

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Math in Daily Life

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http://www.readiowa.org/workplacemath/contents.html

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Workplace Math Skills: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers;
Addition and Subtraction of Shop Decimals; Addition and Subtraction
of Shop Fractions; Scale Drawing; Metric Conversion; Ranking Decimals
and Fractions; Measurement.

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Lesson plans
for applications of Mathematics: All Fired Up (Firefighter) Life Saver
Anyone? (Lifeguard) Circuit Challenges (Electrical Engineer) Making
Plans (Event Planner) Daunting Peaks (Vulcanologist) On a Roll (Roller
Coaster Designer) Fit by Design or Design to Fit (Mechanical Drafter
Designer) Paint by Numbers (House Painter) Formula for Success (Market
Analyst) Pixelmaniacs (Computer Game Designer) Hearing is Believing
(Audiologist) Record Breaking News (Sportscaster) In Dog Pounds (Animal
Health Technologist) Teeing Off (Golf Pro) Let it Fly! (Aerospace
Engineer) Tuning In (Piano Repair Technician)

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http://www.enc.org/topics/realworld/handson/documents/0,1946,FOC-000892-index,00.shtm

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Math from the Toy Store: Use of
scaled replicas makes learning about ratio and proportion fun in this
teacher's middle school math classes.

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**http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/pres/map/mapque.html

__Description:__
Investigate four math problems related
to the use of maps. Math content: Aalgebra (coordinates and linear
equations), scale, etc.

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**http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ch5.html

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Working with Algebra: Algebra at workplace
including an example (cost of cerpet) activity with spreadsheets.

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http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/se.html

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Scheduling Elevators: In some buildings,
all of the elevators can travel to all of the floors, while in others
the elevators are restricted to stopping only on certain floors.
What is the advantage of having elevators that travel only to certain
floors? When is this worth instituting?

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http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/hd.html

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Heating-Degree-Days: An energy consulting
firm that recommends and installs insulation and similar energy
saving devices has received a complaint from a customer. Last summer
she paid $540 to insulate her attic on the prediction that it would
save 10% on her natural gas bills. Her gas bills have been higher
than the previous winter, however, and now she wants a refund on
the cost of the insulation. She admits that this winter has been
colder than the last, but she had expected still to see some savings.

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**http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ea.html

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Estimating Area: In medicine, calculation
of body surface area is sometimes very important. For example, severe
burns are usually described as covering a percentage of the body
surface area. Some chemotherapy drug dosages are based on body surface
area. How might body surface area be measured? What factors influence
the accuracy of the estimates?

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**http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/ro.html

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Rounding Off: In a certain multi-million
dollar company, Division Managers are required to submit monthly
detail and summary expense reports on which the amounts are rounded,
for ease of reading, to the closest $1,000. One month, a Division
Manager's detail report shows $1,000 for printing and $1,000 for
copying. In the summary report, the total for "printing and copying"
is listed as $3,000. When questioned about it by the Vice President,
he claims that the discrepancy is merely round-off error. In subsequent
months, the Vice President notices that such round-off errors seem
to happen often on this Division Manager's reports. Before the Vice
President asks that the Division Manager re-create the reports without
rounding, she wants to know how often this should happen.

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http://iwe.coe.missouri.edu/Career_Paths/Lesson_Plans/IET/ie0002.html

__Description:__
Grades 6-8. Conversion Diversion: Students
will practice converting standard measurement into a surveyor’s
measurement. Student will use a multiple step process to do conversion
problems.

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Bike Sizes