Math Isn't Just Numbers Anymore

Betsey Davis

Today is a glorious time to be a mathematics teacher. The new national standards demand connections, not only between topics in mathematics but between mathematics and the real world.1 Having taught both mathematics and physics for nearly two decades, I am having the time of my life incorporating concepts from one course into the other. Nationwide, mathematics teachers are scrounging around looking for real life applications to enhance their courses and make mathematics come alive for their students. This is a challenge for teachers who have not ventured far outside of their curricula before, and they could use the help of OSA members.

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