Water Conservation. Are You Flushing Your Money Down the Toilet?

Water conservation is a hot topic these days.  One of the most wasteful places that we use water is the bathroom.  I’ve posted thoughts and calculations on wasting water in the bath and shower, but I’ve never discussed one of the other fixtures that uses a lot of water.  The toilet. “Flushing your money down […]

Water Conservation. The Classic Question of Bath or Shower.

Water conservation is a hot topic these days.  And the amount of water we use in our homes makes up a significant amount of our daily water usage.  Whether you’re using water to cook, clean, wash clothes, or bathe, water usage can be significant.  One of the places where we use the most water in the house […]

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 […]

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 […]

Do You Like to Buy Things? Then Math is Your Friend.

I know a lot of people who like to shop.  Not many people realize how much math is involved in shopping.  Even if you’re not a shopper, the ability to purchase things that you want is part of our society.  I try to shop for deals when I can.  There are many different ways that […]

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 […]

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