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Real Life Math

When you buy a video game, follow a recipe, or decorate your room, you're using math. Join us as we explore how math can help us in our daily lives.


You might come across a cookie recipe that makes 1 dozen cookies, for example. What if you want 2 dozen cookies or 4 dozen cookies? Understanding how to increase or decrease the amounts of ingredients without spoiling the taste is a valuable skill for any person. Now it is your turn to plan your baking, buy the ingredients and prepare a tasty snack for you, your friends, or your family.

Extreme Room Makeover

Imagine you are planning to decorate your room. Figure out how much paint, carpeting, or wallpaper you are going to need to make your dream come true. You will need to figure out the area of the walls and floor and then price out the cost of supplies that will be needed. Do not forget to include the cost of the paintbrushes if you are painting. You "probably" want to check with your parents before you decorate your room.

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When you put your money in a savings account, the bank pays you interest according to what you deposit. Take a trip to a local bank and find out about the types of accounts they offer. Figure out the interest you would earn if you deposited $100.00. Which account would give you the best interest for a year?
To make it more challenging use your actual money and open you own account after you have done your research.

Does anyone want to go to Hawaii?

Plan a trip, or outing with your family. Research where you would like to go and what you would need for the trip. Include cost, mileage, or airfare, if needed. Do not forget spending money for food and gifts. 

Grocery Challenge

Try planning and figuring out the cost for your family to eat smart for one week? Don't forget you are the one that actually gets to go to the store and buy the food. Try and calculate how much it costs your family to buy groceries for the whole year.


Ask a parent how to check your own pulse (it's really easy). See if you can figure out how many times your heart beats per minute. Try measuring your heart rate before and after you exercise, everyday for a month. If you keep track of your heart rate data in a chart, it will be easy to turn that information into a graph. Can you see any patterns occurring on your graph? How has your heart rate changed over the month? What conclusions can you draw?