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- 1. Critical Thinking. Global Perspective. Informed Action.Real World Math: Engaging Students through Global Issues Dave Wilton Assistant Outreach Director www.facingthefuture.org Copyright 2009, Facing the Future

2. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 3. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 4. AgendaYour Visions Who is Facing the Future? Why Real World Math? From the Teacher Perspective From the Student Perspective Give and Take Reward for Your Patience Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 5. About Facing the Future Seattle-based nonprofit founded in 1995 Interdisciplinary global issues and sustainability curriculum for K-12 Over 1.5 million students reached annually All 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries Professional development and consultingwww.facingthefuture.org Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 6. Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 7. Using Math & Real World Data to Develop Global Competence Globally competent studentsmust have the knowledge and skills to: Investigate the World Im Curious Weigh Perspectives I Have an Opinion Communicate Ideas I Want to Share It Take Action I Want to Be Involved Apply Interdisciplinary I Want Bring My Talents & Disciplinary Expertise to Bear~ Anthony Jackson,Asia Society VP of EducationCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 8. Defining SustainabilityMeeting our own needs without limiting the abilityof future generations to meet their needs World Commission on Environment & Development, 1987 SocialWell-beingSustainableCommunitiesStrong Flourishing Environment EconomyCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 9. Think, Pair, Share What is one thing you are currently doing to engage students with mathematics in the world?(If you momentarily cant think of anything, what is something you would like to do?)Copyright 2010, Facing the Future 10. When Will I Ever Use This?Teachers requested: Engaging hook activities Un-manipulated, real world data Purposeful mathematics skilldevelopment Content knowledge acquisitionusing meaningful issues Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 11. Global Issues (Algebra + Geometry) = Real World MathTeachers Guide & Student Workbook15 NCTM aligned lessonsState alignments by September 2010Aligned with popular U.S. math textsStudents use 21st-century skills Critical thinking Collaboration Global perspective Multiple points of implementation: Hook activities at start of a unit Reinforcement of learned concepts Assessment of learning Individual, small group, whole classCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 12. 15 Engaging Lessons 1. Number Patterns: Waste &9. Solving Inequalities: CarbonRecycling Emissions 2. Introduction to Algebra:10. Spatial Thinking: Solar PowerPoverty & Microcredit 11. Area & Transformations: 3. Modeling Integers:Wildlife HabitatsPopulation Growth 12. Surface Area & Volume: 4. Solving Algebraic Equations:Sustainable DesignFood Choices13. Linear Functions: Systems & 5. Data & Graphs: YouthGlobal EducationConflict14. Midpoint & Distance Formulas: 6. Number Theory:Resource DistributionConsumption Choices 15. Data Analysis: Quality of Life 7. Rational Numbers: FinancialDecisions 8. Proportion, Percent, &Probability: Global HealthCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 13. Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 14. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingCritical Thinking Questions: What are historic and current recycling trends in the US? What are the impacts of waste disposal? What are ways to reduce impacts of US produced waste? Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 15. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingObjectives: Create expressions containing variables that represent real world patterns Explore patterns of US disposal and recycling Use tables and graphs to organize data Identify number patternsCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 16. Iceberg Model for understanding root causes and leverage points of global issuesCopyright 2010, Facing the Future 17. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingIntroductory Activity: In small groups, answer these questions about the items on the next slide: Where does it go after its used? Can it be reused? If so, how?Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 18. Lesson 1 Number Patterns: Waste & RecyclingIntroductory Activity: In small groups, answer these questions about the items on the next slide: Where does it go after its used? Can it be reused? If so, how? Questions for the whole group: Is it OK for all these to be landfilled? How many plastic bottles do you use in a day? How many are used in the U.S. in 5 minutes? 2 millionCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 19. Waste Not, Want Not2.How many plastic bottles are used in 1 day24 mil. bottles per hour x 24 hours = 576 mil. bottles 3.If 1/3 are recycled daily, how many are not?2/3 x 576 = 384 mil. bottlesOR576 (1/3 x 576)= 384 mil. bottles 4.2 consequences of NOT recycling plastic bottles? 5.Create an equation to solve for number of bottles recycled for any number of hours where B=Bottles & H=HoursB = H x 24 mil. bottlesCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 20. Waste Not, Want Not 6. Organize this data 5.5into a line graph4.6 7. Predict the numberof pounds per daythe average personwill discard in 2020approx. 4.6 to 5.5 lbs Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 21. Waste Not, Want Not 8. All materials except plastics andfood scraps make up 76% ofour waste stream.The % of plastics is the sameas the % of food scraps.What % of our waste stream isplastics?(100% - 76%) / 2 = 12% 9. Recycling 4,050 20 oz. bottlessaves 1 cubic yard of landfillspace.How many bottles need to berecycled to save 50 cubic yardsof landfill space?4,050 x 50 = 202,500Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 22. Waste Not, Want Not Discussion Questions Is it important to recycle as much as we can? What are other ways to reduce the amount of waste weproduce? Where is the closest landfill to your house? What factorsinfluence their location? Would you want one near you? Will the amount of waste generated per person in the U.S.continue to increase? What kinds of materials are recyclable in your community?What are barriers to recycling and ways to overcome them?Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 23. Additional Resources Partial ZoomImages retrieved from www.chrisjordan.comCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 24. Additional Resources Trash Track: Partnership between the Seattle Public Library and MIT Tagging everyday items with GPS locators to follow them through the removal chain http://senseable.mit.edu/trashtrackCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 25. Action ProjectFind alternatives foritems currently beingthrown in landfills. Organize a campaignto support reuse of atleast one of the itemsfrom thelessonintroduction. Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 26. Ecological Footprint: Watch Where You Step Ecological Footprint: The area of the Earths productive surface (land and sea) that it takes to produce the goods and services necessary to support a given human lifestyle.Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 27. Ecological Footprint: Watch Where You StepCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 28. Ecological Footprint: Watch Where You StepChoose a: Favorite Meal Favorite Object Item of Clothing Mode ofDiagram:Transportation Resources Processes Impacts Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 29. Photos courtesy of Ben Wheeler 30. Ecological Footprint: Watch Where You StepCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 31. Ecological Footprint Calculatorswww.footprintnetwork.org www.myfootprint.org www.zerofootprintkids.com Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 32. Ecological Footprint: Additional Resources www.storyofstuff.com A 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It'll teach you something, it'll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever. www.sightline.org Follows a day in the life of a fictional, typical middle-class resident of Seattle. Tracing back the layers of distribution, commerce, and production involved in everyday consumer goods Stuff is an engaging and fact-packed look at the people and places that are affected every time you sip your coffee, tie your shoes, click your mouse, step on the gas, or read a book. Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 33. Facing the Future Resources Teacher Lesson Plan Books Over 25 lessons available for free at www.facingthefuture.org 1-2 week curriculum units All available online to WA teachers for free Student textbooks Preview chapters available online Copyright 2009, Facing the Future 34. Staying Connected Visit www.facingthefuture.org Sign up for FTF e-newsletter Be a Peer Educator Provide feedback via survey Contact FTF: dave@facingthefuture.orgCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 35. We must teach our students that they can be architects of the future, rather than its victims.~ Buckminster Fuller, Architect and Philosopher 36. 15 Engaging Lessons 1. Number Patterns: Waste &9. Solving Inequalities: CarbonRecycling Emissions 2. Introduction to Algebra:10. Spatial Thinking: Solar PowerPoverty & Microcredit 11. Area & Transformations: 3. Modeling Integers:Wildlife HabitatsPopulation Growth 12. Surface Area & Volume: 4. Solving Algebraic Equations:Sustainable DesignFood Choices13. Linear Functions: Systems & 5. Data & Graphs: YouthGlobal EducationConflict14. Midpoint & Distance Formulas: 6. Number Theory:Resource DistributionConsumption Choices 15. Data Analysis: Quality of Life 7. Rational Numbers: FinancialDecisions 8. Proportion, Percent, &Probability: Global HealthCopyright 2009, Facing the Future 37. Lesson 2 Introduction to Algebra: Poverty & MicrocreditC

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