|If You Made a Million
by David M. Schwartz
Shows how much a million dollars really is, how much it earns
in interest, and how checks work.
"Describe your house and draw the floor plan, then draw the exterior
elevation on the site you select! And then you can save or print your design to show others!"
Calendars Through the Ages
Wonderful site on the history, astronomy and mathematics behind the world's calendars.
Create a Graph
Escape from Knab
game in which you're stuck on an alien planet and must save enough money to fly back home. Fill
out your W4, learn how to write a check, decide how much to spend on transportation, food, etc.,
A Few Words About
Unschooler Luz Shosie's fabulous article on the many ways we use
math in everyday life. This article can also be found in Live Free Learn Free's first issue.
NASA: "FlyBy Math consists of six Air Traffic Control (ATC) Problems (numbered 0 through
5). Each examines a different distance-rate-time air traffic scenario that an air traffic
controller might encounter."
Free Online Graph
This astounding site offers dozens of printable pages, not only of common
types of graph paper, but also of musical staff paper and tablature, hexagonal graph paper
(great for role-playing games), "tumbling-block" paper (fun to color), number lines,
Celtic knotwork graph paper, Chinese character guide papers, and many more!
Boring to Board Games: Math Can Be Fun!
by Elise Griffith
This HEM article offers numerous ways to use math in real life situations.
A great read!
applets, online simulations, and game theory demonstrations."
Hot Shot Business
In this online game, kids open a pet spa, a comic shop, or a skateboard factory. They have to
compete with other businesses, advertise, capitalize on trends, make inventory decisions,
Far Is It?
website: "This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities
around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the
distance between them (as the crow flies)."
How Much Is
Ever wonder how much $2 in 1926 would be in today's world?
would that penny candy from the late 1800s cost today? How much would that new car have cost
sixty years ago? Find out here! (Post #976)
Wondering how to make some cash? Check out this fun site! Also includes
articles for parents and kids' money resources.
A MAP-ematical Dilemma
"The PayLess Map Company plans to print
a new United States map and has hired you as the official Color Advisor. Your job is to select a
color for each state and keep the cost down by limiting the number of colors. How many colors do
you think you'll need?"
Math in Daily Life
Presented by the Annenberg/CPB Project, this site explores probability, interest, population
growth, home decoratin, population growth and more!
"You never thought math was in sports? Just think
about it.... Every sport uses numbers in some way, whether it's for scoring, determining
averages, or figuring percentages. And when numbers are involved, it usually means math is as
online game about making and spending money. Learn about net worth, income, fixed and variable
expenses, and more! Very cool!
Music and Math a la Mozart
"Did you know that a 200-year old
musical dice game uses probability and other mathematical concepts to help compose music. Find
out how you can compose your own music using the flip of a coin or a roll of the dice."
Distance, temperature, clothing sizes and much, much more.
Practical Uses of Math and
This list of examples, created by NASA includes dozens of practical uses for
mathematics. Learn about the probablilty of having to stop at a traffic light, the mathematical
implications of lying, and how the pythagorean theorem can keep those cabinets square.
Geometry and Iteration in Cornrow Hairstyles
This amazing website blends beauty and
geometry seamlessly. Learn about reflection, rotation, dilation and more!
"Do you ever wonder where that paper money in your pocket has been, or where it will go
next? This is the place to find out." Very cool site!
Everything a kid
(or adult!) could want to know about investing.
Plus is an Internet magazine published five times a year which aims to introduce readers to the
beauty and the practical applications of mathematics. Whether you want to know how to build a
sundial, how to keep your messages safe or what shape the universe is, it's all here.
out the flour and oil, doubling the recipe, halving the recipe.... And, you get to eat the
finished product! What could be better?
Grab a ruler, a measuing tape, a yardstick and find interesting things to measure!
kid a hand-held timer and let the race begin!
sell for only $3 or $4. Clip one on and see how many steps it is across a room, across the yard,
to the mailbox, to the park. How many steps are taken in a day, a week, a month, a year? How
many steps are taken during a lifetime?
out how to save for items, making change, etc. Also, don't shelter children from the family
finances. Let them know how much money comes in and where it all goes. Perhaps a little one
would enjoy writing out the checks for monthly bills. Older ones can help with budgeting.
See general math resources.
Schoolhouse Rock: Money
"Dollars and Sense," "Tax Man Max," "Where the
Money Goes" and more. You can find these on cd/cassette or dvd/vhs.