Infographics are a great tool for engaging students in mathematics. Many mare appropriate for “warm-up” activities while others are useful for teaching a specific concept. Here are a few of my recent favorites:
From the folks at State Farm (great for teaching ratios)…
Warm-up questions: In which states are you most likely to hit a deer while driving this fall? Why? What do you think the likelihood of hitting a deer is for our state? (prediction). During the fall I cannot go a week without seeing deer out and about here in south Georgia!
Here is one from the website “Cool Infographics” http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/tag/body. What will it take to run off the calories consumed during your Thanksgiving meal?
Do you like to play Farmville? Many people are addicted (I kicked it cold-turkey last summer). How does Farmville compare to a real farm?
If you find the information in my blog useful for your math classrooms, pass it along to a colleague!