Thursday, August 1, 2013

"When are we EVER going to use THIS?!"

"When are we EVER going to use THIS?!"  This statement... this one little statement has caused fear and panic to run through MANY a math teacher's veins!  It's not like you won't use math in the real world... but sometimes as soon as that question is uttered we have a mind-melting-moment and cannot come up with just the right words to say.

So to help give you some real world, possibly out of the box thinking type ideas, my Book Blogging Buddies and I have come up with an idea that we think will be
A-MAY-ZING!!

Presenting..... math IS real life!  A monthly REAL WORLD math blog link-up hosted by 4mulaFunFourth Grade Studio, Teaching to Inspire in 5th, AND MissMathDork,

So here is how this will work.... on the FIRST Wednesday of every month (starting next Wednesday, August 7th!) all four of us will create a blog post about how we have RECENTLY used math in our real life - not just counting or time.... but topics that your kiddos will be able to relate to at various level of upper elementary and middle school.  Then at the bottom of all four of our blogs we will have a link-up that will sync between all four blogs.  This means you link up to one of us and it will be visible on all 4 blogs!

So... what are you waiting for?!  You have 6 days to decide what math topic has happened recently in your life and to create a blog post about it!  If you have a product you want to link that APPLIES to the post, go for it, but freebies are more than appreciated too!

We are so very excited to see what everyone comes up with!!
Let the MATH NERD-INESS BEGIN!!!

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1. I absolutely love this idea and cannot wait to see what everyone contributes!

1. Thanks, Roseanne! We are super excited for this too!

2. I love that linky idea!! So excited to start reading and writing for it!

Melissa
The TechKnowledgey Teacher

1. Melissa, we look forward to seeing your name on our link up!

3. Oddly enough my hubby and I were just talking about this when he was installing a pediment above our dining room window on the outside of the house. There was tons of math involved in the measuring, cutting and figuring out where the center of the window was. I even said I should make some math problems for this! Looking forward to the posts.

1. Suzann, the idea came up this summer when my MIL was installing carpet, and we were having a fence put up / a patio put in. Can't wait to see your ideas!

4. Love this idea. We were just discussing gardening and all the math in it. Looking forward to seeing the posts.

1. Love that! Can't wait to see your ideas!!

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