And since we're in the Fall season, we know that math ideas/concepts have a place in real world experiences during this time of the year. For example, a student in middle school may have to estimate the number of bags it'll take to rake leaves when filling 3 bags per hour and they work outdoors raking leaves for a total of 7 hours. For the child at the elementary level, they may have to consider ways they can share a certain amount of freshly picked apples or mini pumpkins between friends equally. And for the youngest learners at PreK/Kindergarten, their teacher may assign them a task of turning off their video camera and going on a walk to collect leaves (this idea came to mind since some schools are still virtual at this time). These young learners may be asked to collect leaves around the neighborhood then sort them by color, shape, size, etc. as part of an interactive math lesson. Whatever the case may be, everyday encounters with math can be found at all levels! Under this week's Intentional Toolkit I share an article that highlights at least 22 examples of math in everyday life; I hope you find this resource useful.
So this Sunday as you kick back in the recliner to enjoy some football or watch the World-Series, I hope you keep track of the number of points each team earns, or the number of rushing yards that your favorite wide receiver makes. In doing so I urge you to ask yourself this one question...Where's the Math? :) Until next time...go out there and be GREAT!