Math In The Real World
A grant-funded project at Willamette High School is helping to answer that age-old question about math: When will I ever use this?
The Wil-Hi Math department is working with the CTE (Career Technical Education) department to demonstrate math’s application in real world – and real work – situations.
Willamette High School Geometry students toured Western Shelter in Eugene, and measured one of the company’s tent structures.
On a daily basis staff at Western Shelter use their knowledge of angles, area, and planes, the same subjects that students are learning in Geometry class. The company provides tent-like structures for natural disaster response, wildland firefighters, the military, and other important customers worldwide.
The Willamette project is proving math’s application to actual jobs and valuable skills.