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Real-World Math Made Easy

Real-World Math Made Easy contains 31 activities that explore real-world mathematical applications and concepts using TI graphing calculators and sensors.


The Real-World Math Made Easy book is no longer available. We are substituting our new Real-World Math with Vernier book, which includes the Real-World Math Made Easy files on the CD in the back of the book.

The included activities cover a range of concepts from algebra through calculus. Every activity in the printed text contains student and teacher sections written to work with the EasyData application for the TI-83 Plus and TI-84 Plus families of calculators. The included CD contains the word-processing files for each activity in the book. Also included on the CD are the word-processing files for other TI graphing calculators using the DataMate data-collection program.

Included with Real-World Math Made Easy

  • Complete student activity with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.
  • Teacher Information section for each activity with complete directions for setting up activities, helpful tips, and sample graphs and data.
  • Word-processing files for each student activity on CD so that any activity may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word format).

Features listed above are only available when you purchase the lab book. The downloadable evaluation PDFs include student instructions only.

Sensors and Interface for Experiments

Buy a package to get the sensors and interface used for the experiments in this book.

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Select an experiment below to view an overview, objectives, necessary probeware, and standards correlations.

1Walk the Line - Straight Line Distance Graphs
2Making Cents of Math: Linear Relationship between Weight and Quantity
3Pool Plunge - Linear Relationship between Water Depth and Pressure
4Funnel Volumes - Volume and Weight
5Keep It Bottled Up - Rates of Pressure Increase
6Graph It in Pieces: Piecewise Defined Functions
7Mix It Up - Mixing Liquids of Different Temperatures
8Spring Thing - Newton's Second Law
9Stretch It to the Limit - The Linear Force Relation for a Rubber Band
10What Goes Up - Position and Time for a Cart on a Ramp
11That's the Way the Ball Bounces - Height and Time for a Bouncing Ball
12Walk This Way - Definition of Rate
13Velocity Test - Interpreting Graphs
14From Here to There - Applications of the Distance Formula
15Under Pressure - The Inverse Relationship between Pressure and Volume
16Light at A Distance - Distance and Intensity
17Chill Out: How Hot Objects Cool
18Charging Up, Charging Down - Charging a Capacitor
19Bounce Back - The Pattern of Rebound Heights
20Sour Chemistry - The Exponential pH Change
21Stepping to the Greatest Integer: The Greatest Integer Function
22Swinging Ellipses - Plotting an Ellipse
23Crawling Around: Parametric Plots
24Lights Out! - Periodic Phenomena
25Tic, Toc: Pendulum Motion
26Stay Tuned: Sound Waveform Models
27Up And Down: Damped Harmonic Motion
28How Tall? Describing Data with Statistical Plots
29And Now, the Weather - Describing Data with Statistics
30Meet You at the Intersection: Solving a System of Linear Equations
31Titration Curves: An Application of the Logistic Function
Motion Detector
Dual-Range Force Sensor
Gas Pressure Sensor
Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
Light Sensor
TI Light Probe
Voltage Probe
pH Sensor


National and State Standards Correlations

Meet your state and national curriculum standards with experiments from Real-World Math Made Easy. National and State Standard Correlations

Ordering Information

This product is discontinued and no longer available.

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