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January 16, 2000

Math in Daily Life
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/dailymath/
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12+
Written By: Hazel Jobe

CONTENT:
This site explores important mathematical concepts as they apply to everyday life. It is a part of the Annenberg/CPB Project Exhibits Collection. It is sure to make students see the relationship of math to daily activities and decisions.

AESTHETICS:
Graphics are kept to a minimum. It's not very exciting to look at, but the activities are excellent and worth the visit.

ORGANIZATION:
Each section of the site is accessible from the side bar on each page. The hands-on activities are clearly identified by a single graphic.

REVIEW:
This site gives students a reason to learn about probability, exponential growth, and ratios in a practical way that will make sense to them. Whether they choose to buy or lease a car, redecorate a house, save for retirement, cook up a gourmet meal, or place their bets, math will affect the decisions they make. Through this series of hands-on activities, students will learn how numbers affect daily decisions. Included is a list of resources for further exploration.

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