Math: Everyday Uses
These sites show how math is used in our daily lives. There are examples, student activities, and interactive games. Students can explore how math is used in their homes, at the grocery store, and in sports. Includes links to eThemes resources on time, money, and word problems.
Daily Math Activities
Here are math activities that will help kids explore math at home, the grocery store, and on the go.
Students can use geometry skills to make a floor plan for the classroom. "Geometry in Architecture" and other online projects can be found in the link "More Arcivities."
Click on "Activities for Students" to play these interactive plane math activities and learn why math is so important to flying.
Math Investigations I
This activity can help students discuss how math is used daily. Includes a short video clip about how math is used in softball.
Math in Everyday Life
In this activity, students can explore time and money and how these math areas are important in everyday life.
BBC: KS2 Bitesize: Maths
Play games and learn various math concepts. The site connects math concepts with daily life experiences. NOTE: The "Communicate" link at the top leads to message boards.
Exploratorium: Science of Baseball
Students can learn how math is closely related to baseball. Includes interactive games such as "Fastball Reaction Time" and "Scientific Slugger." NOTE: Requires Shockwave.
eThemes Resource: Math: Telling Time
These sites help students read digital and analog clocks. Topics include time zones, daylight savings, calendars, and the history of clocks. There are several online games and printable pages for students to practice telling time. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on time zones.
eThemes Resource: Math: Money
These sites help students learn about the value of coins and bills and how to identify them. There are several class activity ideas and online games, including making change and figuring the total change. Includes links to related eThemes Resources on money.
eThemes Resource: Math: Word Problems
These sites feature math word problems and brain teasers. There are also techniques for solving problems. Several of these online exercises are interactive.