Teaching Tip: Using Numbers

Familiarize your students with the many ways we use numbers.
  • Quantity: There are usually 8 slices in a pizza.
  • Distance: Yesterday our boy scout troop hiked 15 miles.
  • Height: The ceiling in my living room is 9 feet high.
  • Weight: I am now able to lift 120 pounds.
  • Cost: I had to pay $1.50 for this can of soda.
  • Position: I was pleased that I finished first in the competition.
The more ways in which your students learn how numbers are used in our lives, the more comfortable they will become with math
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