Real World Math
Real World Math

Welcome!  Real World Math is a collection of free math activities for Google Earth designed for students and educators.

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Time Zone Problems
Real World Math

This activity provides teachers and students with an interactive 3D model to calculate these differences in time. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Oil Spill Estimates
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Unfortunately, real world math lessons are sometimes learned from tragedy. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Around the World in 40 Hours
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In this activity students will take part in a series of consecutive plane trips around the world while keeping track of the time for each time zone they land in. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Scientific Notation 1
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Writing numbers in different forms becomes increasingly important to students in the middle years.

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Line Graphs
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The included Kmz file is an example of how Google Earth can be used to create attractive graphs. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Polyhedrons w. SketchUp
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This page will suggest several ways it can be used to study polyhedrons. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - The Planes of Greenland
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The primary goal of this lesson is to teach students how to use the Path tool in Google Earth. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Estimation
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Two sample problems are included that demonstrate how Google Earth can present estimation problems involving area. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Volume of Solids
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Volume and Surface Area problems appear three dimensionally in this collection of Google Earth locations. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Scientific Notation 2
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This lesson enables students to jump, walk, and crawl around the world without breaking a sweat. 

Real World Math: Concept Lessons - Tessellations w. SketchUp
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Tessellation is a math topic that is usually found off the beaten path but they contain important geometry and measurement concepts.