April 2007

Featured Topic:   Earth Day Math Activities

In a time when environmental activists are urging every American to make small changes, these activities focus on mathematical investigations of earth-friendly practices, including energy usage and recycling. The lessons provide real data and encourage students to follow the data trail through time in hopes that they will be prompted to take action.

  • See Earth Day Math Activities, the latest addition to Mathwire's seasonal math pages, for links to suggested Earth Day math activities to raise student awareness of environmental issues that impact our planet.

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Activities:   The activities on this site were developed by Terry Kawas and the teachers in districts where she has worked as a math consultant and coach or with students she has taught in college math-methods courses.   The activities are classroom-tested by teachers and appropriate modifications have been made to reflect this field-testing.   These activities are posted online in an effort to share quality activities and routines within the mathematics community.

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