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Alternative Uses for Junk Mail: How Environmental Print Supports Mathematical Literacy

Karen Koellner, Faith Wallace 

February 2007, Volume 12, Issue 6, Page 326

Abstract:
Ways to use advertisements and solicitations to create real world math problems at various levels. Three levels of problem types are provided with examples of each. Using this environmental print requires students to read carefully and make real-life choices that require complex mathematical thought.

Keywords:
Article
Grades 6-8
Communication
Connections / Applications
Differentiated Instruction
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Student Work
Time / Money