This morning as I was reading a blog post I ended up linked to www.realworldmath.org. RWM is a new website that “is designed for educators who wish to extend the concepts of the math curriculum beyond the pages of the text.” Thomas Petra, creator of realworldmath.org, uses Google Earth to teach Math concepts, and he is sharing his ideas and lessons with us. He has also opened up the doors to allow fellow teachers to contribute to the site with other Google Earth Math Lessons. I really thing Thomas is on to something here. You’ll find under the Lessons page 4 categories of lessons, and on the updates page he has two more categories. So, be sure to check out the whole site!
This site is only one day old, but I expect to see lots of great things coming from this! Get the word out by sharing with your teachers. We can all use new ideas for teaching Math.
If you don’t find a lesson here that you can use, I’m sure you’ll get ideas for your classroom.