Math = Love: I bring out the math in people...

Saturday, February 15, 2014

I bring out the math in people...

I love math.  Okay, let's be honest.  I'm obsessed with math.  Given the title of my blog, that should not come as a surprise.

Lately, though, I've been noticing something.  My love of mathematics may not make those around me love math.  (I wish it did!)  But, I do think it has made those around me more aware of the power, beauty, and utility of math.

Three Examples.

A few weeks ago, I was talking on the phone with my friend who teaches high school English.  I can't quite remember our exact topic of conversation, but I do remember her exclaiming, "Look!  I just used math!"

Wednesday, I received this text from my sister, an art education major:

Used math and fractions to divide my picture up. Also used a ruler and measured in 1/16ths. #soproud

One day last week, I woke up to find the ground covered in snow.  When my phone started chiming at 6:33 a.m., I assumed it was someone texting me to let me know that school was cancelled.  No, it was my mom.

Math problem which is best deal   30 percent off purchase or buy one get one half off    had to use math this morning    imagine that

So, I've decided that I bring out the math in people.

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