Finding a new way to get interested in math

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BISMARCK, N.D. - Some students just don't find an interest in math. The Career Academy is striving to change that with a new lesson plan.

Math for the 21st century is a course where math is incorporated into real life scenarios. Students chose a career they were interested in and created a business report for someone in that field. Community representatives then asked their partner math questions and to justify their claims.

“I think it's a great opportunity for him to see this real world data, and instead of multiply three times seven, it's what are those numbers you need to multiply and how are you coming up with that,” said Mike McHugh, aviation education coordinator.

Some of the career paths, the students worked in were cosmetology, ski patrol, costume design, business management and more.