Authentic Learning

While teaching, we always want to find ways to make our lessons authentic as often as possible. A colleague was teaching scale to her middle school, math students. After learning about scale, the students took a page from a coloring book and scaled it down on grid paper. Take that one step further… authentic learning with an authentic audience, but how? Students were then asked to respond to the following discussion post:
Now that you have learned about scale and how to scale drawings, what careers use scale on a daily basis? Give specific examples.

One step further… the teacher will be bringing in professionals who use scale in their daily lives and provide examples for the students to see and discuss. Authentic. Learning. 

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