Free math video resource aims to connect learning to 21st century careers

math-makeoverWhat are two things you need to build a house? Ty Pennington, known for hosting ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, will show students in grades 4 and up that along with the proper materials, they need strong math skills.

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, has released “Math@Work™: Math Meets Homebuilding,” the third episode in an educational web series connecting mathematics directly to careers and problem-solving skills used on the job.

The 15-minute “Math@Work: Math Meets Homebuilding” webisode is available for free on the Scholastic Mathematics website at: www.scholastic.com/mathematics.

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