Math Lite Feels Better

Published March 1, 2000

A recent Wall Street Journal editorial noted that the Everyday Math program not only promotes the use of calculators from kindergarten on but also brings a new set of feelings to math classes.

Rather than having students wrestle with the rules of long division, the following fifth-grade worksheet asks them to expand their minds by completing the following sentences:

A. If math were a color, it would be ________, because _______

B. If it were a food, it would be ________, because _______

C. If it were weather, it would be ________, because _______