My high school is offering a new course this year, Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, that I am teaching. I was just wondering what resources any of you are using and what is beneficial for the students.

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My high school is offering a new course this year, Mathematical Applications in Agriculture, that I am teaching. I was just wondering what resources any of you are using and what is beneficial for the students.

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There is a really good book out by Delmar that is titled Mathematical Applications in Agriculture. If you go to their website you can request a copy. I use this book in bits and pieces where I see fit for my lesson. It covers a wide variety of mathematical topics that pertain to agriculture. It is a very good book!

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I do not teach a specific course titled, "Mathematical Applications in Agriculture", but as mentioned above, there is a book by Delmar ISBN1-4018-3549-X titled "Mathematical Applications in Agriculture". I used this book extensively two years ago to have a Ag. Math Problem of the week. I thought it worked out well, but it took quite a bit of class time during the explanation phase for those students who were weak in the area of math and I didn't use the math problems last year. However, I think having an entire class dedicated to this topic would be absolutely beneficial. Especially, if your students could potentially earn "Math Credit" towards graduation.

Good Luck!

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I co-teach a year-long 7th grade Math in Agriculture course with one of the math teachers at my school. This course is also a Project Based Learning course so there is very little direct instruction however our curriculum aligns with the 7th Grade Common Core Math standards. We aligned the various Math standards with the National AFNR standards and chose our PBLs based on which agricultural topic best shows the mathematical concept. I utilized the Math for Horticulture book mentioned above for our Plant Science section and it worked really well.

My school is switching to a new schedule this year. We had been a 7 period day but now we will be 7 periods on Monday and blocks the rest of the week. I have been thinking of having an AG Math Monday twice a month and Ag Lit Monday on the other Mondays. I was planning on using the Math in Agriculture book as a guide. If anyone has any suggestions or a series of activities they would like to share I would appreciate it. Classes start in 2 weeks Here They Come Ready or Not. Henry

I have taught that course for 3 years now for seniors to receive their 4th math credit. The book mentioned above is the best resource. However, I don't always trust the answers in the back. I have made many worksheets over the years that target Agriculture based math. Here is an example.