Math for Real: Wheeling in the Water

“when will I ever use this?”

Misha K. Miller
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The topic of irrigating crops provides the real-life tie-in to this computation activity involving area.


Edited by Erik Tillema,, who teaches at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and Fred Dillon,, a math educator from Strongsville, Ohio. Manuscripts should show how math is used to solve a real-life problem, preferably in the context of one's profession, and should be no more than 300 words. Submit manuscripts through

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Misha K. Miller,, is a former middle school math teacher. She currently works for Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, as a twenty-first century learning specialist.

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