ERIC Number: ED381370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Real Life Math Mysteries: A Kids' Answer to the Question, "What Will We Ever Use This For?"
Washington, Mary Ford
This book contains real-life mathematics problems and is designed to conform to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM) goals as outlined in the NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics. The problems come from each person's day-to-day experiences in their careers. Persons from various careers represented are as follows: banker, landscaper, veterinarian, administrator, pizza restaurant manager, lawyer, farmer, Taekwon-do instructor, auto repair shop owner, travel agent, truck driver, horse stable owner, contractor, police detective, disc jockey, zoo keeper, electrician, fireman, fitness program director, newspaper editor, engineer, sporting goods specialist, recycling representative, archeologist, nurse, airplane pilot, mayor, and writer. A solution key for the problems is included. (MKR)
Descriptors: Arithmetic, Diagrams, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Word Problems (Mathematics)
Prufrock Press, P.O. Box 8813, Waco, TX 76714-8813.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers: NCTM Curriculum and Evaluation Standards; Situated Learning