Interactive Online Environments, Video Clips, Lesson Plans
Students become virtual junior architects of two interactive environments, Flossville Town Park and Windjammer Environmental Center to build a skateboard ramp, cover a picnic area, dig out a pond and more. As students work their way through mind-boosting challenges, they use critical thinking and problem solving skills to increase their knowledge of geometry and measurement concepts. Real-life Math in Action videos embedded in the interactive demonstrate how math is used in everyday life from decorating cakes to designing landscapes or creating beautiful sculptures. (For students taking Algebra I and II)
Math By Desgin is an initiative of the STEM Collaborative made possible in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Main site: http://mathbydesign.thinkport.org/