Teachers learn pragmatic plan for classroom | SavannahNow.com: "If you walk into a department store to buy $26 worth of clothes at 7 percent sales tax, how much will you owe?
If you give the cashier two $20 bills, how much change should she hand back?
If bottles of water are $8.50 a dozen or 75 cents a piece, which is the better deal?
Those are examples of relevant, work-related questions Georgia high school teachers are told to ask students at a math workshop this week presented by the University of Georgia's workforce education department."
Math doesn't exist in a vacuum, why is it taught that way?