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# Maths in daily life — Presentation Transcript

MATHEMATICS IN DAILY LIFE ABSTRACTINTRODUCTION - MATHS IN NATURE -MATHS HELP OUR LIVES - MATHS INENGINEERING - GEOMETRY IN CIVIL -MATHS IN MEDICINE - MATHS INBIOLOGY MATHS IN MUSIC - MATHS INFORENSIC - CONCLUSION. INTRODUCTION What use is maths in everyday life? "Maths is all around us, its everywhere we go". Its a lyric that could so easily have been sung by Wet Wet Wet. It may not have made it onto the Four Weddings soundtrack, but it certainly would have been profoundly true. Not only does maths underlie every process and pattern that occurs in the world around us, but having a good understanding of it will help enormously in everyday life. Being quick at mental arithmetic will save you pounds in the supermarket, and a knowledge of statistics will help you see through the baloney in television adverts or newspaper articles, and to understand the torrent of information youll hear about your local football team. MATHS IN NATURE HEXAGON IN NATUREA honeycomb is an array of hexagonal (six- sided) cells, made of wax produced by worker bees. Hexagons fit together to fill all the available space, giving a strong structure with no gaps. Squares would also fill the space, but would not give a rigid structure. Triangles would fill the space and be rigid, but it would be difficult to get honey out of their corners. FRACTIONS OF TOMATO You can cut all sorts of fruit and vegetables into fractions: cut a tomato in half, an apple into quarters or a banana into eighths, although you would have to be very accurate. An orange might have 20 segments, and each would be a 20th of the whole orange ROTATIONAL SYMMETRY IN GLOBE A globe is a good example of rotational symmetry in a three-dimensional object. The globe keeps its shape as it is turned on its stand around an imaginary line between the north and south poles. The globe shown here dates from the late 15th or early 16th century and is one of the earliest three-dimensional representations of the surface of the Earth. It can be found in the Historical Academy in Madrid. UNDERSTANDING PERCENTAGE