Posted by Angie Seltzer on 10/28/2022 to 6-8 Math Practices
Current events can be springboards for math questions.
Was there a significant weather event? Was there an election? Who won a sports game? Did anyone set a record or win a prize? Students are more engaged with math when it is related to a real event or a specific person or group.
The ideas in this post can be adapted for almost any event. We'll take a look 7 general ways to connect an event to math, and look at specific examples and questions.
1. Date or Time of Event2. Age of a Person Involved3. Location or Distance4. Travel Time5. Attendance or Population6. Additive Comparison to Related Data7. Multiplicative Comparison to Related Data