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Math in Everyday Life

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Math in Everyday Life
Westwood College

Math is a part of our lives, whether we clean the house, make supper or mow the lawn. Wherever you go, whatever you do, you are using math daily without even realizing it. It just comes naturally.
Chatting on the cell phone is the way of communicating for most people nowadays. It's easy, accessible and cost effective. Everyone 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 requires some mathematical skill as well. Every ingredient has to be measured and sometimes you need to multiply or divide to get the exact amount you need. Whatever you do in the kitchen requires math. Even just using the stove is basic math skills in action.
Keeping a diary has become an essential part of our daily lives. We run from place to place and appointment to appointment. Making appointments and having a time schedule that works for you requires math. Without a diary we will crash and burn. Some people even have to make appointments to take some time out. Math is a much needed skill in today's life.
Even doing something as mundane as gardening requires a basic math skill. 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. So even without thinking you are doing math. Measuring skills is always needed, and calculations of the essence when doing something new in the garden.
When doing any form of art you are using math. Whether you're a sculptor, a painter, a dancer or even just doing a collage for fun, you will need to be able to measure, count and apply basic math to it. Every form of art is co-dependent upon math skills.
How about that inevitable dinner party or cocktail that you have to host. Planning is essential, how many guests are attending, what foods are you...

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