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