Ch 20: Applications of Mathematics

About This Chapter

Use this helpful study guide chapter to review applications of mathematics in the classroom. To ensure complete understanding of the information featured in each lesson, utilize the brief lesson quizzes and review concepts as needed.

Applications of Mathematics - Chapter Summary

The expert instructors featured in this chapter have designed these lessons to highlight the most relevant applications of mathematics in a detailed but not overwhelming outline. A key benefit of the online learning format of this program is the ability to work at your own pace when and where it is most convenient to you. You can also view the lessons in any order.

As you study the disciplines of mathematics and their classroom application in this chapter, you'll discuss:

  • How to integrate math into other subjects
  • Using math manipulatives as tools to solve word problems
  • Incorporating age-appropriate financial literacy concepts into math instruction
  • Utilizing mathematical models to solve financial problems
  • Examples and techniques for effective communication of mathematical ideas

As you finish each lesson, take the opportunity to self-assess your retention and comprehension of the concepts using the short multiple-choice lesson quizzes. At the conclusion of the chapter, you are presented with another option to test for understanding with the comprehensive chapter exam. Other study resources provided in this chapter include printable quiz worksheets and full transcripts for video lessons. Instructors are also available to answer any questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: Applications of Mathematics
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What are the Disciplines of Mathematics?

1. What are the Disciplines of Mathematics?

Mathematics is divided into various disciplines as it is a very large area of study. Learn about the different disciplines of mathematics, such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and probability.

Integrating Math & Other Subjects

2. Integrating Math & Other Subjects

Math can be integrated into just about everything we learn and do as a society. From academia to the industrial and professional world, math is used to model and solve problems. Further, math is simply essential in much of day-to-day life.

How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

3. How to Use Math Manipulatives to Answer Word Problems

Math manipulatives aid in solving math problems such as dice or portions of food. See different examples of how math manipulative can be used to answer various word problems.

Calculating Financial Problems with Mathematical Models

4. Calculating Financial Problems with Mathematical Models

Financial transactions often include interest earned on investments, as well as interest paid on debts. Learn how to calculate financial problems using mathematical models. Explore the formulas for simple interest, compound interest, and continuously compounded interest.

Financial Literacy for Middle School Students

5. Financial Literacy for Middle School Students

This lesson focuses on financial literacy for middle school students. Aspects of financial literacy are laid out in three areas: basic budgeting, how finances work, and advanced aspects of finances.

Applying Financial Literacy in Math Instruction

6. Applying Financial Literacy in Math Instruction

In this lesson, we will define financial literacy and show you how we incorporate math in our instruction. You'll also learn how to calculate sales tax, interest on savings and interest on debt.

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