Math Applications of a Digital Camera
Digital Camera 

Digital cameras are excellent tools for moving away from isolated problems in a drillandpractice format to one more rooted in authentic experiences and problem solving. 

Digital Cameras have huge potential for motivating students 

1001 Uses for a Digital Camera  Ideas for the classroom 
Going Digital  creative educational applications for digital camera 
Digital Camera Lesson Plans (NJ Math Standards) 

4.1. Number and Numerical Operations  
Student estimate how many objects are in a picture then use estimates to determine mean, median & mode 

Students will be able to change form of rational number between fractions, decimals, and percentages. 

Students determine how many combinations are possible. 

Students will learn about fractions by manipulating images 

Students will create a clay animation 

4.2. Geometry and Measurement  
Students will identify a right, acute, straight, and obtuse angles, identify sets of parallel and perpendicular lines. 

The students will be able to identify symmetry and geometric shapes in pictures. 

Students find real examples of geometric terms with the camera. 

Students experience nontraditional measurement systems, measurement, data collection, data analysis, ratio and proportion, surface area and volume. 

Students use digital camera to find geometric shapes in the real world 

Students make their own scrap book of Geometric photos 

4.3. Patterns and Algebra  
Students will understand the difference between combinations and permutations 

4.4. Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics  
Collecting data, analyzing and graphing data, autobiographic writing 



4.5. Mathematical Processes  
Students determine the least expensive and most expensive cars. 

Math Trail 
Real world math problems for and by students 
Students create math games with digital pictures 