**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

### Dollar$ or Cent$?

View the full ExampleIt is common in the real world to see mathematical examples where the cents sign was used when the dollar sign was supposed to be used. Converting and comparing decimals and fractions can help clear up this misconception. Two real coupons clipped from the Sunday paper coupon section are included in this activity.

## View Our Examples

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

presentation of topics in math and science.