What an interesting booklet! The purpose of this PDF file is to give instruction on putting on a family math night for elementary students, but it is filled with all sorts of ideas that could be used in the classroom. The Geometry Walk is a great way to help students understand the concept of three-dimensional figures. There are card games that offer practice in adding and subtracting, math bingo, story problems, and games that review time. There are even some math MadLibs. Many of the activities are from the Esso Family Math Program: Resources for Grades 2-5 Children and their Parents, by Barry Onslow and Nancy Chapple. A list of children’s picture books that deal with math concepts is also provided.http://www.nald.ca/library/learning/howtokit/math/mathfamily.pdf
This site asks the question, “How do numbers affect everyday decisions?” The several sections cover topics as wide-ranging as statistics, using math when decorating a room, ratios encountered in cooking, and figuring out the best deal when buying on credit. Every high school student should be conversant in all of these areas of math. One interesting topic explains why math is the universal language shared by all regardless of culture, religion, gender, or time in history. When you get the question from your students, “Why do I need to learn this stuff?”, you’ll find some good answers here.