October 10, 2018
Think about the so-called "story problems" you studied in algebra and other math classes. How many of them dealt with, say, two trains which, no matter how far they traveled, could never catch your attention? Were you the kid that asked (or silently wondered) "When am I ever going to use this stuff in real life?" Did you ever get the answer to that question, or were you left pondering it while trying to solve confusing, seemingly irrelevant problems?