Subject: Math

Topic: Careers

Grades: Any

Concept: Real world example of the use of math

Procedure: Students can do this project individually

Make the School-to-Career connection by interviewing an adult family member and finding out how they use math in their job.

  • Write down the questions you want to ask them about how they use math in their job.
  • Schedule a meeting with your family member and ask your questions. If possible, take a photograph to go with your article.
  • Write your article about how your family member uses math in his or her job.
  • When you finish your article, make up a math problem your family member might solve.


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