Friday, February 7, 2014


Teaching Math with Immigration:

Using infographics not only helps students understand an issue visually, but really puts math facts into perspective.   Look at this great piece from the Learning Network to get started.   Looking at a pie-chart is often easier than just hearing a percentage.  Immigration facts are full of big numbers and to understand the big picture have your students watch the following video "Our Future Together by Center for American Progress

The site for "Our Future Together also has a great interactive activity that lends itself well to many creative math lessons.

If you are short on time and still want to use immigration related infographics don't forget about our State Fact sheets.  You can pull all kinds of quick lessons and great discussions from the state facts.

Scholastic has a more elementary graph showing immigration trends.  The American Immigration Council has a lesson for elementary students that enables them to design their own graphs by collecting immigration stories from their peers.

Let us know how you teach immigration through math