I used to get tired of hearing "When are we ever going to use this?" when I was teaching middle school.
I hear it even more teaching Geometry....
I am so fortunate to teach at a school where we can meet the needs of our students, and I've long felt like students are inadequately prepared for the REAL WORLD. We teach them all these algebraic formulas, how to graph cubic functions, and how to locate their GPS coordinates if they ever are lost out at sea without their cell phone (but happen to have their graphing calculator), but we don't teach in depth things like how to get credit, maintain your credit, credit cards and student loans.
Growing up as a part of the millennial generation myself, it's easy to get caught up in the digital age we live in and become dependent on the technology that is barking at my door..... but that creates a handicap when I step into the real world and have to take ownership of these things I don't really know how they work....and I can get taken advantage of - big time.
I am teaching a new class this year for our high school students in which we are looking at math in a practical way. I want my students to graduate having the confidence that they will not just survive out in the real world, but that they will thrive and be successful. I decided to really research and write my book, "Real World Math" from a high school student's perspective.
What are they going to have to face as they enter adulthood? What did I wish I had known when I turned 18? What challenges are they going to have?
If you'd like to download a sample of the interactive student edition, click here
Students will cover topics like budgeting, credit, compound interest, car, house, and student loans. Included are 8 units, test reviews and tests for each unit as well as a fall and spring semester exam.
This book has in it interactive notes for students, class work, homework, test reviews, tests, and even two semester exams!!
"Real World Math" is on sale right now through the month of August in celebration of Math-N-Spire's two year anniversary!
I do ask that if you use this for your classroom, please purchase additional licenses for your students rather than copying. Additional licenses are available for $10 each below. 1 license is intended for each class you teach. If you teach multiple class sessions, please purchase accordingly. Thanks!