Thursday, January 3, 2013

When are we ever going to use this? (math)

Pretty sure you have heard that before.  Sometimes it can be difficult to prove why you need to know something in the future.

Here is a short video I showed my kids.  It is only about four minutes but I stopped it often so we could discuss what was being discussed.

The video is from TED.

I wish there were videos like this when I was learning math.  I never understood how math was used in the real world.  I now understand that math makes most everything in the world work.

What do you think?

How might you use this in your classroom?

Note: I showed this video to my own kids.  They are only 6 and 8.

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