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## In what ways, if any, do you use mathematics in your non-math classes?

Please add your reply to this question below ...Lisa’s Ramblings about Math in the School System:

As much as I hate to admit it (cause I’m not exactly great at it), math can be

found in almost any class, or situation in life really. Of course this is just

about school, so I won’t bore you with the life examples. As for school

examples, there are many. For instance, just this morning in my geography 40S we

were asked that if our death rate was 425/1000 how many kids in our class would

have died… surprisingly with this ratio, nine of the 21 students in our class

wouldn’t be alive… scary thought isn’t it?? Other than today’s geo class, we

always use math to calculate population statistics such as birth and death

rates. Business is another class that has lots and lots of math. For instance in

my grade 12 international business course we had to do lots of calculations for

products, prices, transportation cost etc. In music, when you have to write or

do music theory, math is required for putting the proper amount of rests and

notes to fill a bar. Example 4/4 timing can have 4 quarter rests

¼ + ¼ + ¼ + ¼ = 4/4 or one full bar. In history, a little math is required for

figuring out time periods and how long they lasted, or if you’re studying

scientific revolutions. Science is a big one for including math, biology has

math relations, and chemistry, physics math based. Family Studies involves

cooking, and cooking includes measuring ingredients. Can you imagine baking a

cake without measuring? You would have one big mess on your hands, and probably

not a tasty one. Art involves math such as measuring for perspective

pictures, making borders, cubes and other shapes that require the perfect look

and therefore the perfect measurements. Even dance requires the knowledge of

counting for beats within a piece of music. Miscount the beats and the whole

dance is off. As you can see there are MANY MANY examples of math throughout

the school system. I bet that if you were to really think about it, you would

find that there are aspects of math in every single class. In all truth, we

can’t live without math, and if we tried to our world would be chaos!!

Ok I think that’s just about enough from me, hope this helps Mr. K !

Good Luck and Learn Hard!!