Math Skills

Real-World Math Skills

We are born mathematicians!
If math is supposed to come naturally to us, why do so many people feel anxious when it comes to this subject?
If you take a minute to think about it, we use some form of mathematics every single day of our lives to walk, drive, schedule, measure, budget, design, plot, compare, average, cook, use money, count, craft, shop, sew and many other things.
I believe one way to solve the problem of math anxiety is to remove testing from the equation and replace it with exploration and experimentation, this way people can make their own math discoveries. When an individual is ready to tackle the more formal versions of math, they may find this subject a little bit easier to understand.
Having the opportunity to build real-world math skills is easier and less stressful than most people would believe. Here are some of the topics that can be found within this site. If you have a topic that you would like to see covered, please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to help you out.

Informal Math Alternatives – You’ll find instructions for activities here.

Where’s The Math? Making Real World Math Connections – Information and resources that will help you see the math in ordinary things.

What is Recreational Mathematics?An Introduction to Recreational Mathematics

Building/Constructing

 

Codes

 
(scroll down to Play Games)

Cooking/Recipes

 
 

Counting

 
 

Crafts

 
(scroll down to activity)

Homemade games

(scroll down to activity)
 

Origami/Paper Folding

 

Puzzles

 
 

Shapes

 
 

World Math

 

Coming Soon…

Abacus
Algebra
Art
Averaging
Budgeting
Chemistry
Comparing
Distance
Dominoes
Fibonacci
Fractions
Geometry
Make a math box
Math Tricks
Measurements
Money
Patterns
Planning
Plotting
Predicting
Rhymes
Rhythm
Shopping
Symmetry
Tessellations
Tetrahedrons
Timing
Weight
Word problems

 

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s