A “National Math Storytelling Day” Story #MakerEducation
Nice story in honor of “National Math Storytelling Day” from Getting Smart.
In honor of National Math Storytelling Day, I want to share a story that illustrates the little unexpected ways that math can influence even the smallest things that you want to accomplish. We all remember sitting in a math class thinking “When am I ever going to use this?” at some point in our school careers. As we get older, we are often surprised at the answer to that question, as I discovered recently while simply enjoying a hobby of mine.
In my spare time, when I am not knee-deep in the world of education innovation, I am an amateur ceramicist (or, to put it more honestly, I enjoy making still-poorly-shaped cups and bowls out of clay).
At the beginning of this year, I bought six nondescript clear drinking glasses. .. They were mundane tools that served their purpose well, until I realized how fragile they were–they kept breaking from collisions with bowls and plates when I would put them in the sink.
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