Do your students struggle to make connections with the concepts they are learning to real-life applications? Are you looking for ways to integrate literacy strategies into the math classroom?
This activity is meant to address just this, incorporating the Fundamental Counting Principle to explore how our telephone number system in the United States has evolved and how sustainable it is moving forward.
Included in this product is a short history of our current telephone system and how the area code developed, application of the Fundamental Counting Principle to this system, as well as practice problems and homework.
Suggestions for implementation are included on the second page. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for future explorations! Hope you and your students enjoy.