Here are some of the screen shots from this presentation. The idea is to answer the Big Question honestly. How will we use math in the future? We'll use fractions, percents and estimation. We'll multiply and divide. The rest is not so important....
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
|Yes, but only certain types of math...|
fractions, percents, probability, conversions,
|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 the|
time in math class to expand our skills
(not learn about matrices and how to use
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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