Here are some of the screen shots from this presentation. The idea is to answer the Big Question honestly.

**We'll use fractions, percents and estimation. We'll multiply and divide. The rest is not so important....**

*How will we use math in the future?*There are 1.5 million engineers in the USA (estimate by the presenter). That's less than one percent of the US Population. What would be a better use of time for the other 99%? Brain Games (according to the presenter).

We can tell students that they need math to learn how to come to a conclusion... "follow these steps..." |

We can use math to find a pattern -- come to a general idea after looking at a lot of details |

Even if math is everywhere, do we really need to know the GOLDEN RECTANGLE to appreciate beauty? |

Yes, but only certain types of math...fractions, percents, probability, conversions, measurements,... |

this is the argument that "if you do well in this course, you will do well in life." ... hmmm |

Perhaps this is the best solution: use thetime in math class to expand our skills (not learn about matrices and how to use calculus) |

Click here to find the book onlineat Amazon |

You can also see how math class can be turned into "skills class" by

**visiting a blog like this one**: TIME Technology Integration for Math Education

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