Students will be able to determine how math is used in everyday life.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Gather students together and ask them to brainstorm ideas of what kind of occupation, a career or job, they might be interested in in the future.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)
- Ask students to start thinking about how different occupations use math. For example: A teacher uses math when grading, teaching, figuring out amounts of materials for student to use, dividing students into groups, and designing lessons for a certain time period.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Have students talk about their ideas with each other.
- Ask volunteers to share their ideas with the class.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Send students back to their desks.
- Tell students to write down at least three ways someone with their occupation of interest uses math.
- Have students draw a picture of that person and color it.
- Enrichment: Students who need more of a challenge may think of more than one occupation, and more ways math is used in that occupation, to write about and draw a picture of.
- Support: Students who need extra help may partner up with another student to share ideas.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Read the student's reasoning on how a particular occupation uses math and observe their discussions with other students.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Have the class come back together as a group and ask for volunteers to share their occupation and how they would use math in that job.
- Hang up or display pictures if desired.