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We will begin at 3:00 PM Pacific time You can listen to the audio portion using the speakers on your computer or by calling the phone number given to you when you logged in to the web conference For technical assistance, please call 1-800- 263-6317 Copyright © 2010, Facing the Future Welcome! Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues

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Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues promotes student engagement by providing real-world data on global issues with a focus on practical solutions. The student workbook and corresponding teacher’s guide concentrate on foundational algebra and geometry concepts. All lessons are aligned with National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards and Expectations. Topics range from climate change to financial literacy and build both mathematical knowledge and global perspective. Complementary datasets are also available to download for free.

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  • 1. Welcome! Real World Math: Engaging Studentsthrough Global Issues We will begin at 3:00 PM Pacific time You can listen to the audio portion usingthe speakers on your computer or bycalling the phone number given to youwhen you logged in to the web conference For technical assistance, please call 1-800-263-6317 Copyright 2010, Facing the Future

2. Dave Wilton Assistant Outreach Director [email protected] 206-264-1503 Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 3. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 4. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 5. About Facing the Future Seattle-based nonprofit founded in 1995 Interdisciplinary global issues and sustainability curriculum for K-12 Over 1.5 million students reached annually All 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries Professional development and consultingwww.facingthefuture.org Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 6. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 7. Using Math & Real World Data to Develop Global Competence Globally competent studentsmust have the knowledge and skills to: Investigate the World Im Curious Weigh Perspectives I Have an Opinion Communicate Ideas I Want to Share It Take Action I Want to Be Involved Apply Interdisciplinary I Want Bring My Talents & Disciplinary Expertise to Bear~ Anthony Jackson,Asia Society VP of EducationCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 8. When Will I Ever Use This?Teachers requested: Engaging hook activities Un-manipulated, real world data Purposeful mathematics skilldevelopment Acquisition of content knowledgeusing meaningful issues Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 9. Global Issues (Algebra + Geometry) = Real World Math Teachers Guide & StudentWorkbook 15 NCTM aligned lessons Students use 21st-century skillsCritical thinkingCollaborationGlobal perspective Multiple points of implementation:Hook activities at start of a unitReinforcement of learned conceptsAssessment of learningIndividual, small group, whole classCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 10. Searchable Database of State Education StandardsCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 11. Aligned with Popular U.S. Math Textbooks Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 12. 15 Engaging Lessons 1. Number Patterns: Waste &9. Solving Inequalities: CarbonRecycling Emissions 2. Introduction to Algebra:10. Spatial Thinking: Solar PowerPoverty & Microcredit 11. Area & Transformations: 3. Modeling Integers:Wildlife HabitatsPopulation Growth 12. Surface Area & Volume: 4. Solving Algebraic Equations:Sustainable DesignFood Choices13. Linear Functions: Systems & 5. Data & Graphs: YouthGlobal EducationConflict14. Midpoint & Distance Formulas: 6. Number Theory:Resource DistributionConsumption Choices 15. Data Analysis: Quality of Life 7. Rational Numbers: FinancialDecisions 8. Proportion, Percent, &Probability: Global HealthCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 13. Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 14. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingCritical Thinking Questions: What are historic and current recycling trends in the US? What are the impacts of waste disposal? What are ways to reduce impacts of US produced waste? Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 15. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingObjectives: Create expressions containing variables that represent real world patterns Explore patterns of US disposal and recycling Use tables and graphs to organize data Identify number patternsCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 16. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingIntroductory Activity: In small groups, answer these questions about the items on the next slide: Where does it go after its used? Can it be reused? If so, how?Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 17. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingIntroductory Activity: In small groups, answer these questions about the items on the next slide: Where does it go after its used? Can it be reused? If so, how? Questions for the whole group: Is it OK for all these to be landfilled? How many plastic bottles do you use in a day? How many are used in the U.S. in 5 minutes? 2 millionCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 18. Waste Not, Want Not2.How many plastic bottles are used in 1 day24 mil. bottles per hour x 24 hours = 576 mil. bottles 3.If 1/3 are recycled daily, how many are not?2/3 x 576 = 384 mil. bottlesOR576 (1/3 x 576)= 384 mil. bottles 4.2 consequences of NOT recycling plastic bottles? 5.Create an equation to solve for number of bottles recycled for any number of hours where B=Bottles & H=HoursB = H x 24 mil. bottlesCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 19. Waste Not, Want Not 6. Organize this data 5.5into a line graph4.6 7. Predict the numberof pounds per daythe average personwill discard in 2020approx. 4.6 to 5.5 lbs Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 20. Waste Not, Want Not 8. All materials except plastics andfood scraps make up 76% ofour waste stream.The % of plastics is the sameas the % of food scraps.What % of our waste stream isplastics?(100% - 76%) / 2 = 12% 9. Recycling 4,050 20 oz. bottlessaves 1 cubic yard of landfillspace.How many bottles need to berecycled to save 50 cubic yardsof landfill space?4,050 x 50 = 202,500Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 21. Waste Not, Want Not Discussion Questions Is it important to recycle as much as we can? What are other ways to reduce the amount of waste weproduce? Where is the closest landfill to your house? What factorsinfluence their location? Would you want one near you? Will the amount of waste generated per person in the U.S.continue to increase? What kinds of materials are recyclable in your community?What are barriers to recycling and ways to overcome them?Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 22. Student Readings 1 page reading per lesson Connects a global issue to its impacts and possible student actions ReferencedCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 23. Additional Resources Partial ZoomImages retrieved from www.chrisjordan.com www.chrisjordan.comCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 24. Iceberg Model For understanding root causes andleverage points of global issues Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 25. Additional Free Resources Interdisciplinary 10 lessons Correlated with state and national science and social studies standards Explores the materials economy and its 5 steps:ExtractionProductionDistributionConsumptionDisposalCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 26. Unit Overview Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 27. 15 Engaging Lessons 1. Number Patterns: Waste &9. Solving Inequalities: CarbonRecycling Emissions 2. Introduction to Algebra:10. Spatial Thinking: Solar PowerPoverty & Microcredit 11. Area & Transformations: 3. Modeling Integers:Wildlife HabitatsPopulation Growth 12. Surface Area & Volume: 4. Solving Algebraic Equations:Sustainable DesignFood Choices13. Linear Functions: Systems & 5. Data & Graphs: YouthGlobal EducationConflict14. Midpoint & Distance Formulas: 6. Number Theory:Resource DistributionConsumption Choices 15. Data Analysis: Quality of Life 7. Rational Numbers: FinancialDecisions 8. Proportion, Percent, &Probability: Global HealthCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 28. Lesson 11 Area & Transformations: Wildlife Habitat Critical Thinking Questions: What are ways to conserve and protect endangered species? How is environmental protection linked to the protection of our livelihoods Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 29. Lesson 11 Area & Transformations: Wildlife Habitat Objectives: Use formulas to find the area of polygons Transform figures on a coordinate plane Analyze ways in which habitat size and location might affect a species Discuss ways to ensure species survivalCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 30. Lesson 11 Area & Transformations: Wildlife HabitatWrite one unique thing you are able to do? (This should be something that you are proud of and that not many people are able to do.) What would the world be like if no one had these skills?Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 31. Home Sweet Habitat Community LearningCenter East Catalyst for a school-wide habitat project Area & transformations Perimeter of plantingarea, area for weed cloth,volume for mulch Language Arts link:research & writing onnative plants & habitatsCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 32. Home Sweet Habitat Community connections:native plant nursery owner,National Wildlife Steward,Florida Native Plant Society Showcase: tours for thepublic, PPTs, local publicityIt wasnt an add on, but just a replacementof less effective materials. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 33. Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 34. Staying Connected Visit www.facingthefuture.org Sign up for FTF e-newsletter Be a Peer Educator Provide feedback via survey Contact FTF: [email protected] 2009, Facing the Future 35. We must teach our students that they can be architects of the future, rather than its victims.~ Buckminster Fuller, Architect and Philosopher