Thank you for the feedback, Ann. Dan Meyer's approach often qualifies as "real world math" but both of us believe that there are plenty of opportunities and interesting ways to also engage children in mathematics which cannot be easily tied to a real world application.
Let me know what your colleagues think of the video, and if they find it useful.
I liked your presentation and I see an urgent need to move the way we structure math education in that direction. I teach high school math and have found it very difficult to this in my classrooms. Too often , the students are lacking skills needed to solve the problems or the peresevance to find a solution. What suggestions do you have for dealing with that situation?