I got to thinking about what I do combat the usual student question, “When are we ever going to use this in real life?” Check out the post for my solution.

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These real life math challenges require a variety of math skills to solve. These challenges are perfect for applying and practicing math skills and helping students understand math relevance. Great for homework, centers, group work or individual practice. Targeted age range is 8-12, but can apply to younger or older kids depending upon skill level and knowledge. These activities address the common core standard for fourth grade as follows: CCSS.Math.Content.4.OA.A.3 FREE

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Measurement in Real Life Activity....practice measurement conversion with grocery store ads. Read more at http://teachingtoinspire.com/2014/10/measurement-in-real-life-math-is-rea.html

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Grocery Store Math - 16 unique lessons (canned goods, baking, breakfast, generic vs name brands, personal care, pets, cleaning products etc)

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Keep those students engaged these last few weeks of school! Project based learning lets your students apply a variety of language and math skills to real life situations.

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