The baby boom generation will remember when learning math used to be a repetitive exercise in memorizing multiplication tables: what is 10X10, 11×11, 12×12 …? Nowadays our kids come home with math questions in a context. For example, what is cheaper? Leasing a car for 48 months at $100 per month or buying a car for $5,000? We were seriously impressed by the “new” math. It’s more effective, more interesting, and you can apply it right away.