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CPS Connects: Real World Math

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The "CPS Connects: Real World Math" badge challenges participants to see how the math concepts they have learned show themselves in the real world. It is meant to help students connect their classroom experiences to the other areas of their lives.

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Age: 5 - 18

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100 Level - No experience necessary

Though it may not seem like it, math impacts all areas of our lives. Show one instance of math happening in the real world with this challenge.

Challenge: See how the math you have learned in school shows itself in the real world. Share your real world math experience by following the challenge steps below:


1) A photo that displays one instance of math occurring in the real world. 

2) Explain how math is being presented in the photo.

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