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Friday, June 21, 2013

Real World Math {aka Consumer Math}

Well, I have to say  I've been bitten by the "digitally creating" bug. One of the courses I am teaching next year is Consumer Math, which I of course refer to as "Real World Math". It's designed for Seniors through Sophomores who do not need Calculus or higher level math for their intended career or college. I also think its a great idea b/c there are people out there (like me) who are really good at Math, but not so great at Applicable math....at least I used to be. I guess that's why I wanted to teach this course.


So that when my students graduate, they will have a real understanding of things like student loans, car loans, paychecks, interest rates, and just how money works. It's the real world they are stepping into.

I may not be able to change the entire world, but I CAN change one student at a time to leave my room feeling READY to take on that great big world out there.

It's really neat because while browsing through the curriculum choices, I really didn't see one that grabbed my attention. There were a lot of books that had good "info", but were rather dry and boring in my opinion.

And you know me.

I like to have FUN in my classroom. So that my students ENJOY being in my class while learning.

So, I've decided to create my own curriculum. It's in the baby stages right now. I've got it all in my head, and am just starting to put it on the computer. I can tell you this - You. Won't. Be. Disappointed.

Here's the cover design:
 

This is my new summer project and I am hoping to get it finished before the start of school, but I also know I tend to be too much of an optimist sometimes. Stay tuned for updates and the launch of a new resource!

2 comments:

  1. This was a good suggestion that you put up here...dude…..hope that it benefits all the ones who land up here. 

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  2. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product! :)

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