Free Technology For Teachers: Using Google Earth to Teach Math

Real World Math
is a great website and concept designed by Thomas Petra. Real World Math offers a great collection of mathematics lesson plans that incorporate the use of Google Earth. Real World Math has the lesson plans divided into four categories, project-based learning, concept lessons, measurement lessons, and exploratory lessons. The resource section of Real World Math provides a great list of links to lesson plans incorporating Google Earth in other content areas. The community page on Real World Math is a place for educators to submit their own lesson plans that incorporate Google Earth.

Applications for Education
Each lesson plan on Real World Math has a clear connection between a mathematics concept and a use for Google Earth. The resource page is a great place to find a lesson plan for another content area to match up with a math lesson plan. The academic team I teach spends a lot of time developing interdisciplinary units, the hardest content area to integrate into each unit is math. The resource links on Real World Math will be a great place for us to find links to between math and other content areas.


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