Mathematics: Modeling Our World
Mathematics: Modeling Our World is an integrated core curriculum for high school that is based on the premise that students learn best when they are actively involved in the process. In this program, students do not first learn mathematics and then apply what theyve learned. Rather, important questions about the real world come first. Students analyze situations and apply the mathematical concepts needed to solve problems. Contextual questions drive the mathematics. In each unit, students build, test, and present models that describe a real-world situation or problem, such as deciding where to build a fire station. Mathematical modeling is a central focus throughout the curriculum. Each course covers the mathematical content found in the NCTM Standards. Assessment is an integral part of Mathematics: Modeling Our World. Both Activities and Individual Work offer embedded opportunities to assess student progress. The Teachers Resources provide Assessment Problems for use with each unit/chapter.