Real Life Math Mysteries
106 pages Grades 3-12
How do farmers, reporters, disc jockeys, police officers, anthropologists, and others use math in their jobs? This unique resource introduces students to math in the real world through a series of problems drawn from 28 real people in various occupations. Each chapter includes a brief interview with the individual about how he or she uses math in their field along with examples of real math problems and dilemmas they encounter daily. Problem solving strategies are suggested and a comprehensive answer key is provided.