Real Life Math

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Find lessons below that apply CCSS Math to exercise science, manufacturing technology, drones and more! Click on the links to view the full lesson.

Grade 7

STEM Career:  Physical and Occupational Therapy

CCSS:  7.G.B. Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Discovering Angles in the Real World

Grade 7

STEM Career:  Health and Nutrition

7th grade: 7.RP.A.1 Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units. For example, if a person walks 1/2 mile in each 1/4 hour, compute the unit rate as the complex fraction 1/2/1/4 miles per hour, equivalently 2 miles per hour.

Feel the Burn

Grade 8

STEM Career:  Agriculture

CCSS:  8.G.A Draw, construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them. 8.G.B Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Center-pivot Irrigation

Grade 8

STEM Career:  Recreational Activity

CCSS:  8.G.B Understand and apply the Pythagorean theorem.

Fitting a Kayak in a Trailer

Grade 8

STEM Career:  Occupational Therapy

CCSS:  8.SP.A Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data.

Averaging Hand Grip Strength

Grade 8

STEM Career:  Manufacturing

CCSS:  8.F.5  Describe functional relationships, sketch a graph from verbal directions. 8.G.1 Verify the properties of rotations, reflections, and translations (lines and angles).

Create a Template

Grade 8

STEM Career:  Health and Nutrition

CCSS:  8.EE.5 Graph proportional relationships interpreting the unit rate as the slope of the graph.  Compare two different proportional relationships represented in different ways.

HE.08.PH05.SM Promote healthy ways to maintain or lose weight through eating habits, not dieting.

Stepping Off Calories

HS - Geometry

STEM Career:  Manufacturing

CCSS:  HSG.MG.A.3 Apply geometric methods to solve design problems. HSG.GMD.B.4 Identify the shapes of 2‐D cross‐sections of 3‐D objects and identify 3‐D objects generated by rotations of 2‐D objects.

If It Fits, It Ships

HS - Geometry

STEM Career:  Home Maintenance

CCSS:  HSA.REI.A Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning. HSG.MG.A Apply geometric concepts in modeling situations. HSG.GMD Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.

Snow Load Calculation

HS - Algebra, Functions, Statistics/Probability

STEM Career:  Physical Fitness and Health

CCSS:  HSA.CED.A.2 Create equations in two or more variables to represent relationships between quantities; graph equations on coordinate axes with labels and scales. HSA.REI.D.10 Understand that the graph of an equation in two variables is the set of all its solutions plotted in the coordinate plane, often forming a curve (which could be a line). HSF.IF.C.7b Graph square root, cube root, and piecewise-defined functions, including step functions and absolute value functions. HSS.ID.A.1 Represent data with plots on the real number line (dot plots, histograms, and box plots). HSS.ID.A.3 Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers).

How Active Are You

HS - Functions, Statistics/Probability

STEM Career:  Occupational Therapy

CCSS:  HSF.BF.A.1 Write a function that describes a relationship between two quantities. HSS.ID.B.6 Represent data on two quantitative variables on a scatter plot, and describe how the variables are related.

Get a GRIP

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) - AKA Drones

The lessons below utilize drones in the classroom. Lessons are grouped into five units and apply middle and high school level standards. Drones can be borrowed from the GO-STEM lending library. The responsible adult flying the drone must have current FAA flight certification.

Introduction to Drone Use

This unit is designed to introduce secondary level students to drone flight safety and airspace considerations using an obstacle course as a final performance task. Lessons apply some geometry modeling.

Lesson 1 - sUAS Safety Introduction

Lesson 2 - Airspace 3d Models

Lesson 3 - sUAS Performance Task

Delivering a Payload

This unit is designed for Middle School students. Lessons 1 and 2 lay the groundwork for planning the flights and calculating the battery usage. The students will develop a working prototype of a release mechanism and use the drone to test their design.

Lesson 1 - Calculate Flight Path

Lesson 2 - Designing the Payload System

G2 Lesson 3 - Calculating Battery Usage

Using Drones in Agriculture

This unit applies geometry math skills to the use of drones in agriculture where students will calculate and then compare volumes in situations common to a rural area in eastern Oregon.

Lesson 1 - Perimeter & Circumference

Lesson 2 - Agricultural Areas

Lesson 3 - Volume of Ag Items

Forest Fire

In this unit, students will explore different ways an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) could be used in the context of a forest fire. Students will start with basic calculations on height and speed, and move on to determining actual drone elevation using Pythagorean theorem, finding the area of a forest fire using several different methods, and finally determine whether max load or more smaller loads would be more fuel efficient.

Lesson 1 - Pythagorean Theorem

Lesson 2 - Area of a Forest Fire

Lesson 3 - Determining_Volume_of_a_Structure_Using_UAS

Lesson 4 - Drone Package Delivery Exploring UA Flight

Riparian Data Collection

In this unit, students learn how to fly drones and use them for riparian data collection. Students use geometry and pythagorean theorum to understand flight dynamics and calculate measurements.

Flight Dynamic Basics

Phantom 4 Controller Lesson

Measuring What You Can't Reach

Riparian Update with drone