What real-life math needs do learners in your program want to work on? Do you find they are more interested in doing academic math operations (out of a book) or do they want real-life practice and applications?

Rob

What real-life math needs do learners in your program want to work on? Do you find they are more interested in doing academic math operations (out of a book) or do they want real-life practice and applications?

Rob

I work in corrections. I have often had students question when they would ever use some of the math that is required on the GED, and I have tried to point out real life applications. However, most of my students simply see the GED Math as a means to a the end of passing the GED. I could use some ideas on how to explain the practical applications of some of the GED Math such as Algebra.