Shorty - you'd never see anything useful like that used as examples in algebra class.

I got my 11 year old son to gleefully endorse several geometry concepts by using baseball diamonds as an example. As assistant coach, I used to arrive early so we could set up the field.

With one tape measure, it's possible to set up the baseball field with 3 people, and it will always be accurate. Naturally, I turned it into a geometry lesson.

Schools simply use boring examples that simply don't apply to children's interests. The children are then turned off of math - forever.

Imagine what can be used to teach integrals & differentiations!

'Bug