This is my first time
joining in on the Math
is Real Life Linky. I really enjoy
when students are able to make connections to real life, and I love it even
more when the idea comes from the family!

Last week I was tutoring one of my Algebra 1 kiddos and his mom mentioned that the teacher (a long-term sub) had trouble teaching one of the concepts. She said the students were all very frustrated with the topic and it seemed to drag on, and the teacher got frustrated and moved on to the next topic. (We’ve all been there as teachers!!)

I asked to see her son’s
textbook to try to figure out what the topic was. Lo and behold it was weighted averages. Weighted average is a topic that fits loosely
into the old California State Standards and the new common core. And when I say loosely, I mean extremely
loosely for Algebra 1. However, it is
one of those skills that is pretty important to know for real life, or at least
for high school and college.

Go ahead and check out my
two blog posts on weighted averages.

Math is Real Life is a monthly REAL WORLD math blog link-up hosted by

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