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Accident Reconstruction
Specialist use complex formulas and advanced mathematics to find out the series of events leading up to, during, and after a traffic accident. Their opinions and findings are used as influential evidence in court.
The Challenger Rocket
The devastating explosion of the Challenger rocket in 1986 led to an important investigation to understand the cause of the failure. Probability aids in explaining the malfunction of the shuttle.
Construction and Design
Architects, engineers, design professionals, and everyday people use math in construction and design. Math can be seen in architecture and design through symmetry, frieze patterns, bridges, and construction problems that are encountered by people everyday.
Cooking Conversions
When working with recipes, it is important to understand how to convert temperatures and imperial/metric units.
Creative Cooking
Learning how to manipulate recipes using math.
Leonardo DaVinci and the Golden Section
Leonardo DaVinci created many masterpieces that depicted the golden ratio and other elements of mathematics.
M. C. Escher - Impossible Mathematical Art
Playing with impossible spaces, Escher became an artist famous for abstract pieces that mystify the mind and play with our perception. Using his naked eye and basic art tools, he was mathematically correct, to the millimeter.
Making Enough: Working with Recipes
Working with recipes and fractions to produce just the right amount of food.
The Mathematics of Art
The link between mathematics and art can be realized by considering artists like Leonardo DaVinci and M. C. Escher, as well as through the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence.
Math in the Kitchen
The mathematics involved in cooking is very broad and includes making conversions, working with numbers in recipes, operations with fractions, and estimating time and cost, among other things.
Medicine and Math
Doctors and nurses use math every day, doing routine tasks such as writing prescriptions or administering medication to patients. Math can also be seen in more advanced medical procedures such as CAT scans and the treatment of kidney stones.
The Police
Officers in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) use a variety of math concepts everyday in their line of work. They use math while on patrol and more specifically in accident reconstruction and crime scene investigation.
Suspension Bridges
Suspension Bridges encompass many mathematical concepts including its parabolic shape, the length and measurements of the bridge, the forces acting on the bridge, and elements of weather.
Understanding Prescriptions and Medicine
When writing prescriptions and ordering medication for patients, doctors must know how to complete accurate conversions, understand percentages and geometric sequences, and work with ratios.
Using Math to Find Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Although there are advanced machines that digitally find a person's BMI, you can also find it manually using an equation.
 
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