Math in Daily Life
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|Students often question how they will use basic mathematical concepts, algebra, and geometry throughout their lives - but the average person uses math at least three times a day. Read how math affects daily decision-making in this series of short articles on: Playing to Win (probability, casinos, and the lottery; Savings and Credit (interest - simple and compounding - and managing a credit card); Population Growth (exponential growth and effective data display in charts and graphs); Home Decorating (figuring area, with a page on Pi); Cooking by Numbers (ratio and proportion, with information on the metric system); math as The Universal Language; and links to related math resources on the Web. Inspired by For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics, a video series in the Annenberg/CPB Multimedia Collection.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)|
|Resource Types:||Video, Lesson Plans and Activities, Link Listings, Articles|
|Math Topics:||Exponents/Roots, Measurement, Terms/Units of Measure, Pi, Ratio/Proportion, Euclidean Plane Geometry, Graphing of Data, Probability, Interest Calculation|
|Math Ed Topics:||Public Understanding of Math|
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