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Math in Action Videos
You've probably heard this lament many times in class: "But when am I ever going to use this in real life?"
These videos and support materials will give you another weapon in your answer arsenal. In the videos, students meet people whose everyday, real life includes just the kind of mathematics they explore in Math by Design. Use the Discussion Questions and Related Practice resources to extend and enrich your studentsâ€™ video watching experience!
[Duration 4:07]  
See how basic cake batter turns into an artistic masterpiece. Frederick County cake designer Amanda Shafer uses measurement, transformation and proportional reasoning to create a decadent fourtiered treat. Discussion Questions  Related Practice  Practice Answer Keys 

[Duration 4:43]  
Meet modern art sculptor Mary Ann Mears and see how she uses everyday math to design and construct models, calculate amounts and costs of materials and place her contemporary creations in cities and gardens. Discussion Questions  Related Practice  Practice Answer Keys 

[Duration 4:29]  
Explore the intersection of engineering and art with architect Eric Beck! Observe how he uses geometry and measurement to design buildings and create budgets. Discussion Questions  Related Practice  Practice Answer Keys 

[Duration 4:52]  
See how the environment we live in affects how we live, learn and play! Urban planner Dr. Alex Chen explains how he uses math and digital technology to determine the location and amenities within neighborhoods and cities. Discussion Questions  Related Practice  Practice Answer Keys 

[Duration 4:29]  
Learn how landscape designer Om Khurjekar uses measurement and symmetry to design and integrate a new terrace into the architecture of Loyola University. Discussion Questions  Related Practice  Practice Answer Keys 