Just before Spring Break, sixth-grade students finished a project that allowed them to explore this age-old question. Students selected a job that interested them and then had to interview someone who holds that position. The purpose of the project was to find out how math is used in the job and then present the information to others by creating a poster.
Students discovered that topics like algebra, geometry, physics, statistics and measurement conversions are used in careers such as sports, interior design, pastry chef, writing, realty, engineering, medicine, event planning and more. So the next time you find yourself wondering if a math skill ever gets used in the “real world”…just ask a CCS sixth-grader for some feedback.