A new Royal Baby. What a GREAT maths opportunity.
To teach age (hours, minutes and seconds), weight (kilograms and grams, converted from pounds and ounces), hours in labour, how much older is “baby George”, and so on.
THAT’S what maths is about! Real life issues.
Like the NSW floods, sad as they are. Or the earthquakes in Nepal.
Maths is everywhere. It’s just that the school children of today aren’t relating it to their world.
What a pity!
What an opportunity lost!
Let’s fix it! NOW!