Math:
WHAT’S THE
POINT??
BY ~ VICTORIA MORGAN
A Couple Reasons
Why Some Smarty
People Think We
Must Know This
Stuff

 Possible

Requirement
for the Future by:
Elizabet...
Possible Requirement for The
Future
Consider: You didn't learn our alphabet all those years ago because you knew
you'd be ...
Discover the World
Simply put all the math that you ever learn is really a tool for understanding the
world around us. And...
Mental Skinny
Learning math and solving problems is a mental
exercise that improves your general thinking ability. It
is l...
Old Folks and
the Their Ways
with Math
The Renaissance
Old

Discrimination
The Renaissance
The Renaissance saw a rebirth of Classical Greek and Roman culture
and ideas, among them the study of math...
Old Discrimination
There was a time not so long ago when children in middle schools were assigned to "tracks" according
to...
Stupefying
Effects of Math
Predict the

Future (kind of)
Uncover the

Universe
Einstein &

Algebra~ Got to
Love It!!
Predict the Future
Using math, James Maxwell predicted the existence of
radio waves 20 years before Heinrich Hertz actuall...
Uncover the Universe
In 1905, astronomer Percival Lowell observed that the planet Uranus was moving
irregularly and, throu...
Einstein & Algebra~ Got to
Love It!!
Many of the central topics in Einstein's theory of special relativity can be
understo...
If you’re having job
problems I feel bad
for you son, I got 99
problems and a job
ain’t one
 Chef

Artist
Interior

Dec...
Chef
Simple math concepts such as multiplying fractions and manipulating ratios
make it easy to adjust cooking recipes to ...
Artist
Math can help you create art. Not only will you want to get the correct sizes and
color mixtures, math is used in a...
Interior Decorator
Math is needed when you must decide how to create the very best arrangement
for furniture, equipment fo...
Animator
Wasn’t Toy Story 3 the coolest family film of the year? According to When Will I
Use Math?, an Animator uses line...
Now, why do I think we have to learn math?
 First Answer. For everyday life: from cooking to drawing; to calculate the

d...
Sources
WWW.EZINEARTICLES.COM
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  1. 1. Math: WHAT’S THE POINT?? BY ~ VICTORIA MORGAN
  2. 2. A Couple Reasons Why Some Smarty People Think We Must Know This Stuff  Possible Requirement for the Future by: Elizabeth Stapel on www.purplemath.com  Discover the World by: Jason Gibson on www.mathgoodies.com  Mental Skinny by: JoLynn Colbert on www.ezinearticles.com
  3. 3. Possible Requirement for The Future Consider: You didn't learn our alphabet all those years ago because you knew you'd be reading Moby Dick this semester. In the same way, you don't take algebra now because you know that you'll be factoring quadratics in ten years. You should take math and science courses now for much the same reason you learned your letters back then: to lay the foundation for bigger and better things to come, and to open up new opportunities for future pleasures and successes. Nobody can say with assurance what skills will be needed twenty years from now. But what intelligent person would want to cut himself off from future opportunities and growth by refusing to expose himself to at least some of the knowledge which will be foundational for whatever is yet to come? Even in the short term, you'll need some of the skills from algebra. If you're going to work with formulas in spreadsheets, you will need to be comfortable with variables and formulas. That's algebra. If you're going to be in meetings involving reports with tables, charts, and graphs, you'll need to be able to interpret these intelligently if you hope to hold your own in the discussions. That's algebra. ~Elizabeth staple on www.purplemath.com
  4. 4. Discover the World Simply put all the math that you ever learn is really a tool for understanding the world around us. And believe me, we have only begun to scratch the surface of understanding how the world works. Algebra is a stepping stone to learning about this wonderful universe that we live in. With it you have the tools to understand a great many things and you also have the skills needed to continue on and learn Trigonometry and Calculus which are essential for exploring other types of problems and phenomena around us. So, try not to think of Algebra as a boring list of rules and procedures to memorize. Consider algebra as a gateway to exploring the world around us all. ~ Jason Gibson on www.mathgoodies.com
  5. 5. Mental Skinny Learning math and solving problems is a mental exercise that improves your general thinking ability. It is like exercise for your brain. Want to become smarter in every way? Learn math. By: jolynn colbert on www.ezinearticles.com
  6. 6. Old Folks and the Their Ways with Math The Renaissance Old Discrimination
  7. 7. The Renaissance The Renaissance saw a rebirth of Classical Greek and Roman culture and ideas, among them the study of mathematics as a relevant subject needed to understand nature and the arts. Two major reasons drove Renaissance artists towards the pursuit of mathematics. First, painters needed to figure out how to depict three-dimensional scenes on a two-dimensional canvas. Second, philosophers and artists alike were convinced that mathematics was the true essence of the physical world and that the entire universe, including the arts, could be explained in geometric terms. In light of these factors, Renaissance artists became some of the best applied mathematicians of their times By: www.wikipedia.org
  8. 8. Old Discrimination There was a time not so long ago when children in middle schools were assigned to "tracks" according to what "everybody knew" each child would "need". (This tracking was why middle schools were invented in the first place.) Educational "experts" presumed to "know" what the various children "needed", based on culturally-based (but unjustified) presumptions. The educators then locked children into "appropriate" tracks, thereby locking many children out of college before they'd even begun high school. students would have been assigned to something like "consumer math": low-level math that was presumed to be "useful" for "that sort". Blonde, blue-eyed Tiffany might have been expected to marry well after a short and trivial "career", so she'd have been assigned to bookkeeping. Only Eustace James Whittington III would have had any chance of attending college, so only he would have been steered into the algebra class. By: Elizabeth stapel on www.purplemath.com
  9. 9. Stupefying Effects of Math Predict the Future (kind of) Uncover the Universe Einstein & Algebra~ Got to Love It!!
  10. 10. Predict the Future Using math, James Maxwell predicted the existence of radio waves 20 years before Heinrich Hertz actually discovered them By: http://www.ehow.com/about_5075395_historybasic-mathematics.html#ixzz2nPXLMBGF
  11. 11. Uncover the Universe In 1905, astronomer Percival Lowell observed that the planet Uranus was moving irregularly and, through mathematics, determined that there had to be another large body affecting its behavior, leading to Pluto's discovery in 1930. By: http://www.ehow.com/about_5075395_history-basicmathematics.html#ixzz2nPY6y2fJ
  12. 12. Einstein & Algebra~ Got to Love It!! Many of the central topics in Einstein's theory of special relativity can be understood only using algebra. For example, it turns out if you are traveling on a spaceship near the speed of light time actually slows down for you relative to your friends back on Earth. In other words, if you were to fly in a spaceship near the speed of light for some time and then you returned to Earth, you would find that you had aged very little while your friends on Earth have aged a great deal! Albert Einstein coined this phenomenon "time dilation" and it can easily be calculated using only Algebra. By: Jason Gibson on www.mathgoodies.com
  13. 13. If you’re having job problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems and a job ain’t one  Chef Artist Interior Decorator Animator
  14. 14. Chef Simple math concepts such as multiplying fractions and manipulating ratios make it easy to adjust cooking recipes to the number of people you want to serve. Learn math and make your personal life function better. By: jolynn colbert on www.ezinearticles.com
  15. 15. Artist Math can help you create art. Not only will you want to get the correct sizes and color mixtures, math is used in almost every aspect of art. Major universities offer an entire class called "Mathematics in Art and Architecture". Techniques like tiling, tessellation, perspective, pattern, and symmetry are some of the concepts used in art that require the use of math. Make yourself and your world more beautiful. Learn math. By: jolynn colbert on www.ezinearticles.com
  16. 16. Interior Decorator Math is needed when you must decide how to create the very best arrangement for furniture, equipment for large groups of people at work or for a special occasion at home. By: jolynn colbert on www.ezinearticles.com
  17. 17. Animator Wasn’t Toy Story 3 the coolest family film of the year? According to When Will I Use Math?, an Animator uses linear algebra to show the way that an object is rotated and shifted and made larger and smaller. As well as prized jobs at Disney and Pixar, animators can work in computer and console game development, television programming, broadband internet animation, broadcast and web advertising, education, research, and military and corporate training. By: Caroline mukisa on www.mathsinsider.com
  18. 18. Now, why do I think we have to learn math?  First Answer. For everyday life: from cooking to drawing; to calculate the discount you’ll receive on a 35% coupon; to figuring out how much time you have to sleep in on a weekday morning. Math is all around us and most people don’t even realize it.  Second Answer. To have a really, freaking awesome job. I personally don’t want to be just another 30-something waiter or cashier. I want to have an array of options to choose from, and math is the key to that wish .  Third Answer. So that I can take advantage of the opportunities that were not available to women and minorities in the past (see slide #8)
  19. 19. Sources WWW.EZINEARTICLES.COM WWW.MATHGOODIES.COM HTTP://WWW.EHOW.COM/ABOUT_5075395_HISTORYBASIC-MATHEMATICS.HTML#IXZZ2NPY6Y2FJ WWW.PURPLEMATH.COM WWW.WIKIPEDIA.ORG ONE NEW MATH-RELATED WEBSITE: WWW.MATHSINSIDER.COM

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