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Media Clips
Media Clips - May 2007

 

May 2007, Volume 100, Issue 9, Page 636

Abstract:
This month: An ad for hanging mosquito lanterns, how to maximize money invested, and heat index and humidity. Students determine the true area affected by the lantern, the result of investment amounts, and the safe heat range to work in. The aim of Media Clips is to provide opportunities to students to analyze items from the media, such as advertisements and newspaper articles, to answer mathematical questions related to the article. The section includes short items from the media that highlight interesting uses or misuses of mathematics that are appropriate for classroom study. Media Clips is a regular department of Mathematics Teacher.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Communication
Families
Grades 9-12
Geometry & Measurement
Numbers and Operations
Teacher
Problems
Reasoning and Proof