Your students will like this site! Math Apprentice teaches a student how various careers use math. But they don’t teach math through a boring, lengthy, text-based method. No, Math Apprentice gets your student happily involved by allowing them to choose a character who skateboards through town, visiting the different careers:
The student then interactively works on math problems related to the career of choice:
Description from the site author: Math Apprentice … connects math to real world careers by allowing students to be apprentices at various companies, applying their math skills to real world challenges.
For more about the site, or to view how to use the site in a middle school classroom, including classroom examples, visit this informative page.
Targeted Grade Level: Grades 4th-7th, but I found the site had a lot to teach me, so I’d recommend it for high schoolers, too.