It's the first Wednesday of March which means it's time for our monthly linky - Math IS Real Life!! If you want to see how the linky works, or just want other real world math ideas, check out our Pinterest Board of all the posts so that you can look back and find some great ideas and REAL pictures to use in your classroom!
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I don't know about where you live, but there is something about snow in the South that has people getting bread, milk, and measuring tapes! We recently had a pretty good amount of snow for North Georgia (although it was melted within two days...womp womp). All over Facebook, people were posting their measurements of the snow. Perfect application of Math in real life!
Here is a night time shot of the snow measurement in my city.
And a early morning shot to show the night time accumulation.
And, yes, that is something to post about on Facebook in these parts. ;)
After looking at these pictures, I started thinking this was a perfect math application of measuring, reading a ruler, determining fractional amounts on a ruler, subtracting fractional amounts to determine the night time accumulation. We have been working on fraction computation, so I decided to whip up a printable to have my students show what they know.
This will be a great way to "break the ice" when we return from almost a week off of school!
Click here to download your copy of this printable.
Don't forget to check out the other MIRL posts below! Check back over the next few days - more will be added!!