Math is Everywhere. . .especially in the Science Posse's Offerings.
What's math have to do with it? Science Posse math activities provide real-world applications in active areas of mathematics research. They are:
- Tied to Common Core State Math Standards.
- Interesting, accessible and appropriate for grades 5-12.
What do mathematicians do all day? Students will see that mathematicians do more than crunch numbers as they become math researchers and explore problems not found in their textbooks! Each lab tour lasts from 45 minutes to an hour and has a maximum of 15 students.
Why did the Wall Street Journal assert mathematics is one of the best career paths? Students will learn what it takes to follow that path to a the median annual salary of $99,380 in 2010. Talks can be adjusted to last between 15 and 30 minutes. They must be limited to between 15 and 30 students to facilitate interaction between the Fellow and students. Longer talks will include more hands-on activities for students.
What's cool? Math!!! Mini-lessons are designed to high light math's cool factor. They require 20-25 minutes and can be presented to a maximum of 15 students at a time.
Is my project a math project or does it just use math to analyse my data? Sometimes it is hard to tell if a project belongs in the math category or not. The Posse's mathematicians can help students determine where their project belongs, mentor them in a math project or help them analyze the data they collect. Students can check out our science fair video (at right for YouTube or here for school-safe version) or Ask a Posse Mathematician for help.
"When are we ever going to use this stuff anyway?" The Posse's Mathematicians are eager to work with you to show how classroom mathematics is relevant to their work in the real world. They will work with you to determined the length of the lesson and group size, depending on your class numbers.
Ideas:applied math basic logic combinatorics geometry
modeling number theory prime numbers probability
Interested in a topic not listed here? Ask us and the Science Posse's mathematicians will work with you to create a lesson that meets your needs!