# Students Learn Life Skills in Math Curriculum

By Stefan RobertStudents learn life skills in math curriculum in a variety of ways, including through rate comparisons. Find out about students learning life skills in math curriculum with help from an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, in this free video clip.

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Hello, my name is Stefan. Today, I'm going to be speaking on how students learn life skills in math curriculum. One of the best skills I like to use in learning math is rate comparisons, let's say for example if you earn $10 in two weeks, how long would it take you to earn $20, we'll call it that X. If we're going by the same rate, then this has to be equal in rate. So X will equal 40, cross multiply, 40/10 which equals 4. And you can keep using this method for things like if you are taking a cab somewhere, it takes $30 to go 10 miles, how much would it cost if you are trying to go 30 miles? So if you solve for that X would be equal to 900/10 which equals 90. So there's a good rate comparison that's very useful.