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Practical Uses of Math and Science

A collection of brief examples showing how math and science
topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings,
including every day life.


Featured PUMAS Example

  • Matching Birthdays

    An interesting and well-known riddle in the area of probability is "The Birthday Problem." You can find information about this problem in many introductory books in probability, probability and statistics, and math tricks books for laymen. This problem falls in the category of problems called counter-intuitive -- meaning that you may be surprised at the answer.

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The PUMAS examples are aimed primarily at helping pre-college teachers enrich their

presentation of topics in math and science.


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