In our last blog, Hello, Word Problems! Welcome to the 21st Century!, we contrasted the omnipresence of the use of percentages in our daily conversations and news reporting with the lack of examples in middle school math textbooks. A classic problem in textbooks, likely dating back to the first percentage word problems found in petroglyphs […]

Read MoreTypical math curricula claim to utilize real-world examples in textbook word problems. Now, you and I both know that percentages are everywhere in daily life and are a critical element of navigating our way through it. But, you would not realize this if you were solely basing your assumption on what you see in word […]

Read MoreMath gets a bad rap, and it’s not entirely its fault. While some people may just not care for the subject, I believe math textbooks often fail to show students just how useful math can be. Their “real-world” problems often do not reflect realistic scenarios and instead rely on convoluted situations. If we approach math […]

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