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Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture: Strategies for Common Core Instruction from Film and Television

Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture: Strategies for Common Core Instruction from Film and Television

by Elana Reiser
Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture: Strategies for Common Core Instruction from Film and Television

Teaching Mathematics Using Popular Culture: Strategies for Common Core Instruction from Film and Television

by Elana Reiser

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Overview

Mathematics teachers often struggle to motivate their students. One way to cultivate and maintain student interest is for teachers to incorporate popular media into their methodology. Organized on the subject strands of the Common Core, this book explores math concepts featured in contemporary films and television shows and offers numerous examples high school math teachers can use to design lessons using pop culture references. Outlines for lessons are provided along with background stories and historical references.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786477067
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Elana Reiser teaches mathematics at St. Joseph’s College on Long Island. She lives in Selden, New York.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Language and Content Advisory vi
Solutions Explained viii
Preface 1
Introduction: The Theory of Visual Media in the Mathematics Classroom 5
One: Common Core State Standards Initiative 11
Two: Number and Quantity 15
Three: Algebra 54
Four: Functions 76
Five: Modeling 103
Six: Geometry 125
Seven: Statistics and Probability 158
Eight: Outside the Classroom 189
Appendix A: The Euclidean Algorithm 195
Appendix B: Selected Solutions 196
Appendix C: Game Theory 210
Chapter Notes 219
Bibliography 225
Index 231

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