As I write, the thump of sledgehammers and the whir of buzz saws can be heard outside my kitchen window. In my small community of houses, we all have white picket fences in our front yards. It was actually part of the charm that sold me on the house. The fences,...

Stop for a minute and reflect on your definition of real-world math. Often, we think of real-world math as word problems that use a real-life situation as the context. My only problem with that definition is that in the real world, math is often messy. Consider, for...

Look no further than your local grocery store and current events for this real-world math problem! Here’s the problem: A family of four uses two-thirds of a 6-roll package of toilet paper each week. How long will 4 packages last? Lots of good math in there!...

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Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, Matthew R. Larson & Timothy D. Kanold Chapter 4: The Equilibrium Position and Effective Mathematics Instruction “Let us teach our children mathematics the honest way by teaching...

“Why is it that as a society we’re willing to freely admit that we’re not competent mathematicians but would disguise any struggle we had with being literate? What if we decided that numeracy and literacy are both languages we should be fluent...

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