Life is a Story Problem is an organization founded to advance the education of math by providing students with connections to real-life math, and to provide teachers with free and inexpensive tools for teaching.
This website is in its infancy. By browsing through this website, you can see that we have a long ways to go to complete the student and teachers tools here.
You can Help
There are a number of ways individuals and organizations can help:
Donate a Story Problem
Story problems are especially important to the success to this site. Write down a story problem about things you do in your daily life, or things you do at your work. Please include your name, the job in which you do this story problem and your email address so we may contact you with any questions.
Develop a Multi-discipline Case Study
Multi-disciplinary case studies are intended for joint instruction across subject areas. Good case studies have the following attributes:
Examples of case studies.
Donate Unit and Lesson Plans
Please feel free to donate any unit or lesson plans you have developed that fits with the theme of this website. Correlation with NCTM standards is encouraged, but not required. Correlation with state standards is also welcome. Send your lesson and unit plans in any popular format by email. Please include your email address so we may contact you with any questions.
Examples of unit plans and lesson plans.
Design Web Instruction or Manipulatives
Web instruction can provide enrichment for the advanced student, remediation for students that are behind, and expands the teacher's tools by providing another voice in the classroom. You do not need to be a web developer to design web instruction. Simply lay out the instruction, web page by web page and forward it by email.
Example of web instruction with manipulatives.
Help Translate This Website
Currently, a portion of this website has been translated into Spanish using online translation tools. Unfortunately, this produces poor quality translation. If you can translate a portion of this website into another language, this will expand the availability of these tools. Please contact the producer to request a webpage or document to translate. This way, there will be no duplication of effort.
Example of this web site in Spanish.
Test This Website
Independent testing of a website can greatly increase the quality of that website. You can help test this website in a number of different ways:
Ongoing development of this website is a priority of this organization. If you can donate time to develop web pages and widgets that help teachers or students, please contact the producer.
Buy your books through this site.
When you buy books and other merchandise through this site, Life is a Story Problem.org gets up to
10% commission on the purchases. The store is administered by Amazon.com, so you can be assured
of quality, price and service.
If you find this site useful, please let the webmaster know. Also, if you have any suggestions for improvement, these suggestions are welcome.
Contact the ProducerContact the producer at DEMcAdams@usa.net.