Real World Math: Exploratory Lessons - Whale Watch
Real World Math

Data Analysis may not be the most enthralling topic for math students but perhaps this real world situation will draw their interest. 

Real World Math: Space Lessons - Lunar Sports
Real World Math

One of the concepts discussed in the Lunar Field Trip activity is that the gravitational forces on the Moon are one-sixth that on Earth.

Illuminations: Every Beat Of Your Heart
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This activity involves taking a pulse, collecting and interpreting data, making predictions, and drawing conclusions.

Illuminations: Heartifacts
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format.

Illuminations: Ice Cream Cones
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students are encouraged to discover all the combinations for ice cream cones.

Illuminations: What Is the Best Chip?
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this investigation, students use data analysis to seek answers to the types of questions often posed by consumer agencies and people who work in sales and marketing.

Illuminations: Inclined Plane
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students time balls rolling down inclines of varying lengths and heights, then try to make inferences about the relationship among the variables involved.

Illuminations: Shrinking Candles, Running Water, Folding Boxes
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This activity allows students to look for functions within a given set of data.

Illuminations: Picture This
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students participate in an activity in which they conduct a survey, analyze and summarize the data they collect, and draw conclusions from their findings.

Illuminations: Another Look at Fractions of a Set
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson gives students another opportunity to explore fractions using the set model.

Illuminations: Tally Time
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students tally data about food preferences and learn the convention of displaying a set of five tallies.

Illuminations: Northwestern Crows
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Sea gulls and crows feed on various types of mollusks by lifting them into the air and dropping them onto a rock to break open their shells.