You may have seen some text books with covers that look like this:
I heard math legend Dan Meyer say that these covers do nothing to engage students in maths, in fact all they do is make kids want to hate that guy on the cover. Why isn't he at school or at home doing his maths homework?
However, we should all be glad to have these covers. It could be worse - check out this:
In the search for engagement, publishers have tried their best to make their products look attractive - bright covers, colour pictures and diagrams, interesting articles.
But to be looking for the real world inside the covers of a textbook? I think not.
So where do you find "Real World Maths"?
Err...in the real world?
Here's the door -
get on the other side of it!