Check out this video that Dan Meyer did for TED on "Math class needs makeover"

http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html

I totally agree with Dan Meyer, we need to apply math to the real world and show students how math is not perfect in the real world.

## This was a great video! I

This was a great video! I teach math as well but I teach Personal Finance so it has an easy-to-see basis in the "working world." I could see this used easily. It will take time to make that paradigm shift.

I will say, I do not like the term "real world" because it implies that students do not live in the "real world." Sometimes, with all of their baggage that they bring with them to class, their worlds are more real than mine is.

## Yes, apply math in the real

Yes, apply math in the real world and also let students discuss and have ideas about how things work out.

## I absolutely agree. Making

I absolutely agree. Making the connection is so important and deepens the meaning.