Estimating the Value of Mathematics

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Estimating the Value of Mathematics

Jack Hereford and Nick Lewis are writing down their estimations of the playground’s perimeter.

Jack Hereford and Nick Lewis are writing down their estimations of the playground’s perimeter.

Chris Holmes

Jack Hereford and Nick Lewis are writing down their estimations of the playground’s perimeter.

Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes

Jack Hereford and Nick Lewis are writing down their estimations of the playground’s perimeter.

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Each morning at Miriam Academy in Room 13, Brandi McKenney teaches STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. However this is not just sitting, doing problems that cannot be applied to reality. What makes this class different is that the math learned in class is often then associated with an activity, such as approximating the playground’s area and perimeter. This is to make learning fun by connecting math with the real world.

Connecting math to the real world is important, as in Mrs. Puettmann’s words “Money, paying bills and making change are important life skills.”

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Jake Wilson and Zander Alper play Scatter on Quizlet in Room 13 of Miriam Academy in September. The student laptops and classroom SMART TVs afford students many opportunities for math engagement. (Caption by Nick Lewis)

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