One of the things we've noticed at our site is that our students, overall, are not doing well on standardized math tests. Yes, we have many who do VERY well, but most struggle. Part of math standards in California require students to be able to interpret data, graphs and charts (interestingly, a similar standard is part of the language arts standards as well). What I'm trying to get at is that you don't have to be a math teacher to incorporate these skills into your class.
As a geography teacher, I might use this slide show while talking about the incidence of certain types of diseases around the world. The presentation does a good job explaining what it actually means when studies report that just one extra sausage a week increases disease risk.
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