This week’s post is dedicated to Making Real-World Math Connections. I have found sites that will show you where the math is in the real world and how useful it is in our lives. Math truly is all around us, and it doesn’t always have to come wrapped in a textbook, or on a worksheet, or in a workbook to be learned.
I bet you use it much more often than you realize! 😏
Wikipedia: Mathematical Fiction – A genre of creative fiction where mathematics and mathematicians play an important role.
AMS: Mathematics & Music – Explore the connections between mathematics and music in the videos, podcasts, and articles offered.
“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” — Pythagoras
Wikipedia: Music & Mathematics – History, time, rhythm and meter, musical form, tuning systems, and connections to mathematics.
Scientific America: Article: Is There a Link between Music and Math? – Read the article to find out!
Education World: Math Article – This article, “Get Real: Math in Everyday Life” has lots of ways math is used in real life and will link you up to may other great learning sites.
Think Through Learning: 6 Everyday Examples of Math in the Real World – Math in everyday things.
Mashup Math: 10 Examples of Real World Connections in Mathematics – Article offers some ways math applies to the real-world.
TedED: Math in Real Life – Quite a few videos are offered about the real-life math connections.
Fibonacci in Nature – Fibonacci in plant and animal life.
Wikipedia: Fibonacci Number – Information about Fibonacci Numbers and Fibonacci himself.
Funschooling & Recreational Learning:
Spirals – Links to information about spirals.
Geometric Designs – Design your own coloring book from geometric designs.
Fractals – Learn about naturally occurring fractals.
I hope these sites make math more fun and interesting for you and your family.