Bright Ideas from Our Readers: Real-Life Math Activities
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By GreatSchools Staff
"We have them subtract that from their net payment and they give us what's left ______($38.00).
"We have done this with several examples and also living at home vs. living away. It's important for them to understand that the prices of things are not going down. They will need to earn top dollar when they get out of school in order to enjoy simple things like driving a car. Both of our children are good students. Now that our son, almost 14 is getting closer to driving age in North Carolina, he is realizing that he should buckle down and make something of himself. So for us, our technique of incorporating math into how it will impact them in the real world has seemed to work for us."