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 […]

Math Should Be as Easy as Riding a Bike.

Math should be almost second nature in many aspects of your life.  You probably use math on a regular basis and don’t even realize it.  Even when you ride a bicycle you are using math concepts.  So, as the saying goes, “It’s as easy as riding a bike”.  That is how easy math should be […]

Ratio Math and Mechanical Advantage. It’s Pretty Helpful.

Ratio math may not sound like an exciting subject to discuss in a blog, but it is very important to recognize the relevance of ratios.  Much of the machinery we use everyday take advantage of ratios to offer us some benefit. So what exactly is a ratio?  A ratio is a measurement of mechanical advantage […]

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 […]

No Pressure, But You Should Know More About Pressure

Pressure is a concept that can be confusing for some.  There are the pressures and stress associated with daily tasks like school work, homework, jobs and chores.  There are also the pressures associated with science.  We’re going to look at the science aspect of pressure. Pressure is mostly simply described as an amount of force […]

Driving a Car. Yep…You Use Math There, Too.

I’m a firm believer that math can be as easy, or as challenging, as we choose it to be.  But, we have to recognize the importance of math and how it helps us in our day-to-day activities.  That being said, I developed a website called CalcuNATION to help show examples of math calculations that help us.  Because of this, […]

Torque. It’s Not a New Twist on Power

Torque can be a difficult force to describe.  If I had to use another word to describe it, I would use the word twist.  Without understanding what torque is, and how it is used, we can’t really understand many other mechanical functions, like horsepower. When I think of an example of torque, I think about […]

Cooking Up Some Good Points About Math In Your Life

Cooking and math go together in an important way in our daily lives.  Why is it that many students will groan when it is time to do their math homework?  When you ask a student what their favorite subject is, most of the time you won’t hear “math”.  Do they not understand how they use […]

Another Angle on How to Calculate and Measure Angles

Angles are all over our world.  Without the knowledge of how to measure and calculate between angles, we would have a difficult time engineering and using them in our everyday lives.  One of the most important shapes in the engineering world is the triangle.  Just the name itself is made up of tri (three) and […]

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