Every math teachers favorite question: "When am I EVER going to use this again?"
MATH IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Every student asks this question. It just comes naturally, thanks to those who taught you!
Here are 9 examples:
Talking on your cell phone: Every one has a cell phone and it requires a basic knowledge of skill and math. You need to know numbers and how they work, and with today's technology you can do basically everything on your cell phone, from talking and faxing to surfing the Internet.
Baking and Cooking: Every ingredient has to be measured and sometimes you need to multiply or divide to get the exact amount you need. Everything you do in the kitchen requires math. Even just using the stove is basic math skills in action.
Gardening: If you need to plant or sow new seeds or seedlings you need to make a row or count them out or even make holes. All plants have a mature at different times, grow to different heights, are planted at different depths, and need different spacing between them. Without considering these things, you may not have a bountiful harvest!
Arts: In every form of art you are using math. Whether you're a sculptor, a painter, a dancer or a musician, you will need to be able to measure, count and apply basic math to it. You even use math when you sing to your favorite song in the car!
Keeping a calendar/schedule: We run from place to place and appointment to appointment. Making appointments and having a time schedule that works for you requires math. Some people even have to make appointments to take some time out. Math is a much needed skill in planning.
Planning an outing: Whether you go to the beach or the zoo is irrelevant. You will plan your way there and you will use your time wisely, math is your guide that will assist you and help you. When driving you need fuel, oil and water, without it your car will break down.
Banking: Can you imagine going to the bank and not having any idea what you need to do or how to manage your finances? This will cause a huge disaster in your life, and you will be bankrupt within hours.
Decorating your home: Whether you are painting, doing the flooring or just acquiring new furniture, you need math to make your sums add up.
Statistics: Every basic thing we use in life consist of history. That means statistics. Taking into account the past and the future, and keeping record of what has been done. Without statistics we won't know what worked and what didn't. It helps us to find balance and structure