It doesn’t seem to matter what you are trying to teach – some kid in a smart arse tone will always ask:
When am I ever going to actually use this?
I rang Officeworks today, here is how the conversation went:
Me: Hi I was wondering how long it takes and how much it costs to get a photo canvas printed?
OW girl: About 2-3 days. What size were you after?
Me: 30cm x 30cm
OW girl: Centimetres? Oh! Um our canvases don’t come in centimetres, they only come in inches.
Me: SIGH 12×12 inches then
It wasn’t the fact that she didn’t know that 12inches was 30cm that bothered me. It was the fact she didn’t seem to know that they measured the same thing.
This, kids, is why you need to listen in Maths!
***Stay tuned tomorrow to find out why I am getting a photo canvas printed***