» Chicken McNuggets [HTML]

Description: McDonalds sells Chicken McNuggets in boxes of 6, 9, or 20. Obviously one could purchase exactly 15 McNuggets by buying a box of 6 and a box of 9. Could you purchase ...


» Change for a Dollar [HTML]

Description: 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?

» Coins [HTML]

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


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» Math and Cookies [ HTML]

Description: This activity/paper investigates a problem of a fair sharing.

» Networking in a Grocery Store [HTML]

Description: The object of the study is to understand how networking is part of our everyday routine.

» Mathematics in the Dining Hall [HTML]

Description: Proportional reasoning, preparing recipe, payrolls.

» Shopping, Budgeting, Optimization, and Discrete Math [HTML]

Description: Students learn about optimization of funds through a budgeting activity.



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

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

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

Description: Math in Daily Life

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

Description: 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.

Description: 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)

» http://www.enc.org/topics/realworld/online/documents/0,1946,FOC-001733-index,00.shtm

Description:Mathematics Projects that Foster a Critical Look at our World: Using real-life investigations, this seventh grade teacher motivates her students to critically examine the world around them, helping them become quantitatively literate or "numerate."

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

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

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/be.html

Description: Back-of-the-Envelope Estimates: Practice "back-of-the-envelope" estimates based on rough approximations that can be derived from common sense or everyday observations.

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

Description: 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?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/drd.html

Description: Drug Dosage: A student strained her knee in an intramural volleyball game, and her doctor has prescribed an anti-inflammatory drug to reduce the swelling. She is to take two 220-milligram tablets every 8 hours for 10 days. Her kidneys filter 60% of this drug from her body every 8 hours. How much of the drug is in her system after 24 hours?

» http://www.nap.edu/html/hs_math/mm.html

Description: Mental Mathematics in Desicion Making

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

Description: 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.

» http://iwe.coe.missouri.edu/Career_Paths/Lesson_Plans/Human/hs0001.html

Description: Grades 9-12. Calculating Restaurant Bill: Through role playing, students will take order from customer, place order and calculate price of meal ticket.

» http://www.showmecenter.missouri.edu/showme/mic.shtml

Description: Mathematics in Context Project sample lessons and teacher pages












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