Differentiating Consumer Quantities
One thing I’d like to see more of in math education is an appreciation for practical consumer math. For example, suppose your favorite cereal brand unceremoniously starts arriving in a smaller box.
Students should learn to be on the lookout for things like this. They should develop a quantitative curiosity, exploring the various ways that quantity can be disguised.
And ultimately be able to put together a real quantitative analysis that helps them make good decisions.
This is math that everyone can use!