Dairy Farm Mathematics

By Richard Francisco1, Katie Gilbert1

1. University of Georgia

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We based our instructional unit on the premise that many people have, that one does not need mathematics if the they do not plan on attending college or pursuing careers known for involving mathematics. A huge misconception many students have is that mathematics has no relevance in the blue-collar industry. The goals of this lesson are to dispell this myth, to demonstrate, explore and discuss mathematics through a field operation, and through investigative activities to extend the concepts from the farm to general mathmematics with the use of technology. We will use a field trip to a local Dairy Farm, Gilbert and Sons Dairy Farm, to achieve these goals.

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  • Richard Francisco; Katie Gilbert (2015), "Dairy Farm Mathematics," https://qubeshub.org/resources/490.

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