These two characters have a variety of the same real-world experiences that your students will have when they are adults. Through these experiences they will introduce students to many applications for the math processes they learn in school. By practicing the mathematics involved in each of these situations, students not only practice important techniques and problem-solving strategies, but they also see practical applications for what they are taught in school. Taken as a whole, the questions cover a wide array of math topics and cover all the major content areas used in standards-based testing. In an advanced math class you would probably skip the first two types of problems and give students the independent practice and challenge problems. These chapter outlines can also be used to report progress to parents, pinpointing what types of math skills the student has mastered or what skills need additional practice.