Real-World Experiences

June 12, 2013 - 12:12am -- Nick S.

What are some things in math that you have done to create real-world experiences to satify math common core standards in 5th grade??

Submitted by Nick S. on

For me the Real-World Experiences has been the toughest part of common core and relating it to real-life.  This past school year with 5th grade I taught the unit on coordinates.  To make it a little real-world I had students graph our school playground on a 1-quadrant graph, label it, and give the coordinates for each piece of equipment. The students really enjoyed this project.