What Math Courses Do You Need to Complete Before College?

To help prepare yourself for college-level math, or just to take the entrance exams required in order to get into most colleges, it’s important to take as many higher-level math classes as you can. Freshman courses at most universities can include applied statistics and economics (depending on your major) – both of which involve using […]

Math Education Should be Exciting for Students

Math Education is Difficult Math education is a very challenging curriculum for teachers.  In general, many students have a tendency to avoid math.  Whether they think it is a tedious exercise, or fail to see the usefulness of mathematics in the real world, this stigma creates a barrier that math teachers have to cross to successfully […]

Electricians Use a Lot of Math. Shocking, I know.

Electricians may not be primarily known for their math skills.  You might be more likely to think about a guy running wires or cables through walls, taking apart outlets with screwdrivers, or walking around with their hair sticking straight up from a recent jolt.  But, in the real world, electricians are always using math to […]

Carpenters, Using Math to Build and Construct.

Carpenters would have a hard time building anything without math.  Without the knowledge and application of math skills houses may end up looking like something from a fun park.  Constructing a solid piece of furniture, a level counter top, or a comfortable room with plumb walls requires many different math skills.  A good carpenter will have a […]

Old MacDonald Uses Math on His Farm. E-I-E-I-O. Part 2

Old MacDonald uses math on his farm to be the best farmer he can be.  Being a farmer, he takes on multiple roles in his business that are usually split up between many employees in other businesses.  He takes on the responsibilities of accountant, executive management, workforce, and maintenance.  In part 1, we looked at some of […]

Old MacDonald Uses Math on His Farm, E-I-E-I-O. Part 1

Old MacDonald was a business man on the farm, and used math. Farming isn’t all about growing plants, and raising animals.  It’s a business with all of the math that is associated with running a business.  Because it is a farm, not only are you using business math concepts, but there are other concepts involved […]

Want To Be A Pilot? You Better Have Top Gun Math Skills.

When I was a kid I wanted to be a pilot.  I never imagined how much math was involved in flying.  I would go to airshows and imagine what it would be like to fly high and fast.  I’m sure many people share a similar story, but I would bet that many don’t recognize the […]

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