Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mathalicious: Make Math Authentic

Math can be extremely authentic for students when taught correctly. Mathalicious may be a site that can help teachers find great connections to math content. It was featured on the Freakonomics Blog on the NY Times here. The site's self proclaimed philosophy is: "Math isn’t something you learn, but a tool you use to learn about other things." It has a variety of great lessons for middle school and high school students. (Think: How big is your Plasma? How does your xBox work? etc. etc.) It appears that the site is still being constructed, and I would definitely keep "an eye on it" for more great resources in the future.

3 comments:

  1. Love that philosophy.

    Math is indeed like a language. You learn it to learn more about other things.

    Sure wish it were taught that way far more often....

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  2. Wonderful blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Many thanks.sbo

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  3. I'm not sure. To be honest, I didn't even know I was listed in Yahoo news. ;-)

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