I created this activity to help students see the relavance and importance of learning mathematics. Students are asked to chose a person whose ccupation is of interest, conduct an interview with that person using the questions provided on the worksheet and create a report of their findings in terms of how that person uses math daily in their job. I then have students present their reports to the class using a video or PowerPoint presentation. Students quickly realize that math can be found and is used in every occuapation possible and determine it to be of more importance than originally thought. A great activty in helping students see the relavance and importance of learning mathematics!
I am currently in my 12th year of teaching middle school mathematics. I have taught 2 years of Algebra 1, 5 years of Pre-Algebra, 1 year of 7th grade math, and 6 years of 6th grade math. I also teach a remediation math class for grades 6,7,and 8.