Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Math in the Real World
How many of us have heard a student say, "When will I ever use this in real life?" We will never admit it, but sometimes this question is a tricky one to answer. I came across a video that takes accounts of people in real careers and how some aspect of each of these careers uses math. This video not only talks about the importance of knowing math but that it is all around us in our everyday lives. Showing this video in class might inspire a student or two to keeping pushing and persevere through a subject that can be incredibly frustrating and one that often has a negative stigma attached to it. It is important that we develop positive attitudes toward mathematics, because if this idea is ignored, students with great potential in math may simply give up on it.