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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

  • Grandpa's Social Security

    This simple example shows how algebra can be useful in the real world: Should Grandpa start receiving his Social Security Benefits at age 62 or should he wait until age 65?

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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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