When Math Matters
Subtitled, Discover the Power of Mathematics in the Real World, this workbook helps you say and prove, “Yes, Virginia, there is a reason for math!” Each of the 55 short chapters takes mostly 21st century events, and then steps you through analyzing and then applying mathematical principles to find errors and the real answer. These are real-world opportunities to creatively investigate the issue and problem solve. Did Ed get a good deal on tires? Is rent-to-own or this college loan a good idea? Full of engaging, black & white cartoons (how about an Einstein-looking teacher guiding you in math?), this book shows the crucial value of applying math in daily situations. Detailed answers in back. Teachers and parents may photocopy, 233 pgs, pb. ~ Ruth
Keep math challenging, interesting, and relevant with this new book by math educator Ed Zaccaro. The book includes 50 high-interest true scenarios in which math made a difference to those involved, whether it be health, finances, quality of life, or knowledge of the world. Students will need insight, intuition, creative problem solving and collaboration to find the solutions for each investigation.