Black and White and Math All Over
What's black and white with math all over? A newspaper, of course! How can you help your students apply fraction, decimal, percent, area, and ratio concepts while investigating a real-world task? Once again, the answer involves using a newspaper. A newspaper is not just for reading. Your local newspaper has many examples of real-world applications of mathematics, such as graphs, charts, sports statistics, and mathematics examples found in advertisements. In this activity, your students will flex their mathematical muscles and apply fraction, decimal, and ratio concepts to determine what percentage of your local newspaper is really news.
Black and White and Math All Over [Student Version]
1-Centimeter Grid Paper (PDF)
2-Centimeter Grid Paper (PDF)
Lake Seafair Handout (PDF)
Sample Recording Sheet (Excel)