Jonathan Valcarcel
Professor Gibson
Math 095
24 November 2010
Do we really need Math when we grow up?
When I was growing up, I really did not care for math. At a young age I realized that I must study and practice all the time to truly understand math. Math is a tricky subject like that, if you do not practice it all the time you tend to forget it. I also asked myself one day, ‘Do we really need to have a good foundation of math, and will we need it when we grow up?” When we are older adults, are we going to need Math knowledge in our everyday life, or in our jobs? When I was young, I never thought that you would need Math in any career when you’re an adult. Now I know that I was all wrong. In this paper I will discuss how we need Math in our everyday living, and in certain careers that you might not have thought that math was used.

We as human being need to eat to live and survive. We cannot just go to fast food restaurants and order from the menu all the time, that is to unhealthy. Some time in life, you must learn how to cook. There are many different ways to learn how to cook; if it is not from your Mother then it is for another source like TV, the Inter Net, a cookbook, or a cooking class.

To create dishes with good flavor, consistency, and texture, the various ingredients must have a kind of relationship to one another. For instance, to make cookies that both look and taste like cookies, you need to make sure you use the right amount of each ingredient. Add too much flour and your cookies will be solid as rocks. Add too much salt and they'll taste terrible. All ingredients have relationships to each other in a recipe and are an important concept in cooking. It's also an important math concept. In math, this relationship between 2 quantities is called a ratio. If a recipe calls for 1 egg and 2 cups of flour, the relationship of eggs to cups of flour is 1 to 2. In mathematical language, that relationship can be written in two ways: 1/2 or...

...expression of thought, a standard academic studying various concepts such as: space, structure, and change the amount; are a set of knowledge in progress, their objects of study are abstract and theoretical development is achieved through intuition, manipulating objects, and all forms of logical thought.
What are we math? We used to be able to solve practical problems and daily life, understand the science, studying economics and an essential thing is that it is very supportive and helps to develop the mind.
In recent years, several teachers and educators have tried to find an explanation to why mathematics has become one of the materials with the lowest averages in current societies. But not only are they concerned this problem, parents and guardians also curious about this rejection and fear that children from an early age to show the numbers.
Lately, parents have come to regard mathematics the main cause of school problems with their children, and have referred to them with the worst qualifying. Thus mathematics acquired a bad reputation for the home and children and grow with that paradigm.
One reason for the rejection of mathematics and the most important is the limited ability of some teachers to teach the subject; their teaching methodology is not the best or correct; there are teachers who are not sufficiently trained to teach, especially in the primary which is where the foundations of the art form; is how...

...with friction occurs, for example when a viscous fluid is stirred. Another important consequence of many types of friction can be wear, which may lead to performance degradation and/or damage to components. Friction is a component of the science of tribology.
Friction is not itself a fundamental force but arises from fundamental electromagnetic forces between the charged particles constituting the two contacting surfaces. The complexity of these interactions makes the calculation of friction from first principles impractical and necessitates the use of empirical methods for analysis and the development of theory.
The work done by friction can translate into deformation, wear, and heat that can affect the contact surface properties (even the coefficient of friction between the surfaces). This can be beneficial as in polishing. The work of friction is used to mix and join materials such as in the process of friction welding. Excessive erosion or wear of mating sliding surfaces occurs when work due frictional forces rise to unacceptable levels. Harder corrosion particles caught between mating surfaces in relative motion (fretting) exacerbates wear of frictional forces. Bearing seizure or failure may result from excessive wear due to work of friction. As surfaces are worn by work due to friction, fit and surface finish of an object may degrade until it no longer functions properly.
Friction is an important factor in many engineering disciplines...

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The case between Beauty and Stylish involves concept of a valid contract, pre-contractual statements, express term and misrepresentation.
A valid contract is established between Beauty and Stylish when an offer is accepted and there is intention for both parties to create legal relations. An offer refers to the expression of willingness of the offerer to be contractually bound by an agreement if his or her offer is properly accepted. It has to be clear and certain in terms. It must also be communicated to the offeree before it is being accepted. In addition, the acceptance has to be unqualified, unconditional and made by a positive act. In the case of Beauty and Stylish, a positive act refers to the signing of the contract. All terms of the offer must be accepted without any changes and cannot be subjected to any condition, taking effect only upon fulfillment of that condition. When Beauty and Stylish enter into the agreement, they must intend to bind and bound legally to each other by their agreement. This is the intention to create legal relations between two parties. In the meanwhile, this contract must possess consideration. A contract must therefore be a two-sided affair, with each side providing or promising to provide something of value in exchange for what the other is to provide.
Every contract, whether oral or written, contain terms. The terms of a contract set out the rights and duties of the parties. Terms are the promises and undertakings given by each...

... WhyMath is Important
When it comes to math, many people have always asked the question, “When will I ever do this again in real life?” and for some it is a hard question to answer, but for me it is simple. You use math everyday and probably do not even realize it. Math has been a part of our lives even since man lived in caves. For instance, if there were 10 apples and 9 people then each person would get one and there would be one left over, or they could also even tell that 11 is more then 8. This was just the start of math and now it has developed into much more difficult problems. Just because not every single job or career in life requires complex equations to solve does not mean math is not an important part of life. Math can help us shop smarter, purchase the better choice of insurance, redecorate a room under a budget, or even creating architectural buildings. People like Martha Stewart and Paula Dean also have to use math to bake and cook. They always need to make sure that each ingredient is measured properly as well as sometimes having to add or subtract, maybe even multiply or divide to get the exact amounts. Math is not just used to find out which things are cheap at Publix or Winn Dixie. It is used in several different jobs and careers as...

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Why is college important to me?
I often dream about becoming a successful business owner of my own restaurant “T. C’s Jamaican Restaurant, but to attain this goal I must acquire a college education that teaches me how to become the best manager in that industry.
Education is important to me because coming from a family of 8 in Jamaica, I was the only one who went to college and for my brothers and sisters to see that I could reach my goal in life sets a higher standard for them.
Another reason it is important is it opens my eyes to see a better future and quality of life for those around me. Seeing that I can help my family in Jamaica, especially my mom out of poverty and not be ashamed of where we lived anymore. My mom was my motivation in life to become the person that I am right now, and to see that I have exceeded that and more, motivates me to push even harder.
I hope that I have motivated my daughter to do that same to go after her dreams and never give up like how my mother did for me.
A college education helped me to gain the knowledge of the world around me, it showed me how to live a better life and how to become a mature adult who looks and plans towards the future. How to get things done the correct way by following the correct procedures and policies in everything. In Jamaica and in the United States the laws are totally different, so with me attaining my studies in the United States of America, I...

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priority for the defence of wider strategic interests. The starting point for that
debate is the policies of the 1970s and 1980s, which placed major emphasis on
the defence of the continent. Over the 1990s our policy slowly but steadily
evolved to put more weight back on the ability of the ADF to conduct operations
beyond the defence of the continent. This evolution is still incomplete. We have
not yet worked out the implications of this new emphasis for the way we plan
our forces. This is the heart of today’s defence-policy challenge. To understand
these questions, we need to ensure we understand Australia’s motivations. In
this chapter therefore, I want to contribute to our current debates by looking
back; first at how and why we came to adopt the ‘defence of Australia’ policies
in the 1970s and 1980s, then at the changes in our strategic environment in the
1990s, and finally at the way our strategic policy has evolved in response. All
these issues have been quite seriously misunderstood in much of our recent
defence debate. Getting them straight will help us to understand the strengths
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and weaknesses of today’s policy, and hence to grasp more clearly where it
should go from here.
The ‘Defence of Australia’ Revolution
It may help to start with a definition. By ‘defence of Australia’ I mean the idea
that the principal function of the ADF, and the core basis for choosing its
capabilities, is the...

...Yr 10
Mathematics
Assignment
LCR Maths
By Adonis Chigeza
Understanding and Fluency Tasks
Task A
1. y = 1.2𝑥 + 2.57
2. Interpolation: y = -3.43
Extrapolation: y = -8.23
Task B
a) The equation for the path of the ball is h = -0.1t^2 + 0.9t + 1 (h = height, t = time)
b) The vertical height of the ball after 2. seconds2.664m
c) The maximum height reached by the ball is 3.025m
d) The time of with the ball is at maximum height of 3.025 is 4.5 seconds
e) The total time in which the ball was in the air is 10 seconds
f) The two times in which the ball was 1 metre above ground is 0 and 9
Adonis Chigeza 10C
LCR Mathematics
Problem Solving and Reasoning Task
1.
Equation: y = -1.2𝒙2 + 8.4𝒙
a. The bridge is 7 metres wides so therefore it will successfully span the river with 2
metres to spare.
b. If a yacht has a 15 metre mask it will be unable to pass safely under the bridge
because the bridge only has a vertical height 14.7 metres.
Adonis Chigeza 10C
LCR Mathematics
2. Equation: v= -0.2h2 + 2.4h
a. The horizontal distance covered by the rocket when it reached its maximum
height of 7.2 metres was 6 metres.
b. The maximum height reached by the rocket was 7.2 metres.
c. At the horizontal distance of 9 metres from the launch site, there is a 5.2 metre
wall and at that vertical distance, the rocket has a vertical distance 5.4 metre.
That is not taking to account the dimensions of the rocket, however the rocket
cannot have...

...Nicolas, Fatima May D.
2014 45876
My Math Experience
When I was younger math was my favorite subject, it was something that I felt very confident
with. Unlike english, history, and literature, where I had to exert extra effort, math was the only
subject that really came naturally to me. I remember when I was a kid my dad would test me on math questions, usually about lines and figures. What kind of line intersects, what are parallel
lines? I was probably about 7 years of age, and it really impressed family friends when the
answer was correct.
In school, I always did well in math especially basic math, it was simple and it was easy.
Back then, I still have the capacity to help out other students and I was always helping out
friends with their assignments. I always got high grades on tests and I was usually done first
when it came to exams. It was really up until I started high school. Then, algebra happened, since
we didn’t have any lessons given regarding algebra (even the most basic ones) during elementary
I didn’t understand a word the teacher was saying, it was like I was reading a different language.
It was hard at first because I for one like solving problems with numbers but when it started
involving letters I knew I had to work harder because it would be different than what we have ...