When am I ever going to use math in real life?
When your kids understand why and how their math skills will apply outside of the classroom, they will become more motivated, interested, and inspired to learn.
And it’s not hard to find interesting examples of math in the real world because math is everywhere!
You can help your kids understand how math applies in real life by sharing examples of real-world math connections, making bulletin boards, hanging posters, reading articles, and engaging in class discussions.
Not sure where to get started? Here are awesome 10 examples of how mathematics applies to the real-world:
1.) Building Design and Architecture
2.) Sports Performance Analysis
3.) 21st-Century Medicine
4.) Urban Planning
5.) Athletic Training
6.) Electronic Music Production
Looking for fun ways to get your kids WRITING about math (grades 1-8)?
7.) Quantum Physics
8.) Fashion Design
9.) VR Video Game Design
10.) Automated Transportation Design
Do you have more ideas for connecting math to the real-world? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
By Anthony Persico
Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.