
How to make math important in the real world
One of my biggest struggles in teaching high school math is convincing kids that they will use math later on. I know they will use basic math skills for the rest of there life as well as problemsolving skills, but when they ask me why they have to learn to solve quadratics 3 different ways, I normally struggle to find an answer. Not only does this make it hard to motivate them, but hard to motivate myself to teach them things I don’t feel like they will use in the future. Any advice for teaching concepts that are not used much outside of strictly mathematical fields?