Reflection: Real World Applications A Weather Tale of Two Cities - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap up


We had been creating graphs in math but the students thought of them as just "word problems". However, when we created them to help us compare the weather, it was as if a light bulb went off in their minds, now, they got it! One student told me, "Hey, this is just like what we are doing in Math. I thought this was just for word problems." To which his partner replied, "Yeah, we can use it in Math and Science, cool!" Having my students connect that we can use the information we have learned in class to the real world gives them a clearer picture of the "why" we do things not just the "how". 

  Using Real World Examples Helps Students Understand How Math and Science are Connected
  Real World Applications: Using Real World Examples Helps Students Understand How Math and Science are Connected
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A Weather Tale of Two Cities

Unit 16: Weather Data
Lesson 1 of 3

Objective: Compare weather in your city during a specific week to the weather in Orlando, Florida by creating a bar graph and interpreting data.

Big Idea: Weather varies in different regions during the same seasons.

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