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Real-world problem solving

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From: Susan (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: May 14, 1998 at 23:25:01
Subject: Re: Real-world problem solving

Cindy, Although there may be units developed, I find many of the "real" problems in my neighborhood, the newspaper, even literature books. Planning a nature preserve is my favorite. It involves perimeter, area, science, cost per unit, and a huge opportunity for research that kids enjoy. Last week my neighbor put in a new driveway that was 25' long, 6' wide, and 6" deep. How many bags of cement did he need if each bag covered ? cubic feet? (I forget what the bag said!) I just look around at the local garden shop and see tons of possible math questions. Have fun creating!

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