Jul 282008
Header image from Math in Daily Life website

Header image from Math in Daily Life website

The byline for this nice website is “How do numbers affect everyday decisions?” The site explains how math can help us make important decisions and perform everyday tasks. The language of numbers will also show up in common situations that we may all face when you’re trying to get things done. The treatments of all topics are done very well and can be used for Teacher Resources or Student Projects. Some of the topics covered:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Savings, Credit, and Managing Your Credit Cards
  • Buying vs. Leasing a New Car – Rates of Interest
  • Population Growth (exponential study)
  • Put Your Money to Work – Simple vs. Compound Interest
  • Communicating Data Visually – Charts and Graphs
  • Home Decorating – Areas of Rectangles and Circles
  • Cooking by Numbers – Ratio and Proportion
  • The Metric System and Conversions from Metric to U.S. Measurement
  • Mathematics, the Universal Language Shared by All Human Beings

There is also a rich source of Related Materials. The website materials from Math in Daily Life are inspired by programs from the text For All Practical Purposes: Mathematical Literacy in Today’s World.

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  31 Responses to “Math in Daily Life – A Website Showing the Many Everyday Uses of Mathematics”

  1. please suggest some mathematical model which related to our daliy life.

  2. Hello ankit,
    Take a look at the website mentioned in the post, Math in Daily Life.
    It has quite a few nice resources.
    You can find it here: http://www.learner.org/interactives/dailymath/
    – Mr. L


  4. its a cool website


  6. MATHS IN DAILY LIFE is very useful

  7. its coooool maaaaann

  8. Maths is very useful.

  9. It was nice usng and learning from the site. It provided a lot of help in a project.

  10. its superb

  11. thank u for the help

  12. In school Math wasn’t my favourite subject but I now realise its importance in everyday life and enjoy it much more. Do you recommend any books on math for everyday situations?

  13. Hi Helen,
    You might take a look at materials from COMAP, at http://www.comap.com/
    – info from their website “COMAP, the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications, is an award-winning non-profit organization whose mission is to improve mathematics education for students of all ages. Since 1980, COMAP has worked with teachers, students, and business people to create learning environments where mathematics is used to investigate and model real issues in our world.”
    Best wishes,
    Bill Lombard

  14. it really helps me in project

  15. Thank you for posting this. It helped me a lot during a project

  16. i like this website very much……………………………….

  17. I have got this project: Mathematics in Various Fields. I have got infos but it will not cover even quarter of this project. Can you suggest few ideas for this project and lend some tips and infos as well? It would be a great help.

  18. hi!!!!!!!!! it’s nice to have this b-cause it’s very useful at the time of my project

  19. thank u to this web site it helped me alot

  20. Best math website in the world

  21. Hello Anjuman,
    The use of mathematics in various fields is such a broad topic that it would take a long time to talk about even a small part of it. I’d suggest looking at When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use This? by Hal Saunders.
    Another idea would be to search on topics such as “math in engineering,” or “math in house building,” for example. Mathematics provides the structure which underlies much of what goes on in the world, but most people don’t realize its pervasiveness.
    You can help uncover and talk about the strength and support that math provides to many different subjects.
    Hope this helps,

  22. superb

  23. thank you……………….

  24. math helps us to understand every thing in this world. ex:- In any journey at first we have to calculate km(kilometre) of our venue. then we calculate average of our bike. we have to fill petrol after all calculations. so math is everyever.

  25. Math is our very part of life.

  26. It’s awsome page but you have to add more. It had helped me more;
    a great thanks to all…………….

  27. It’s tooo goood.

  28. people pls. tell me how can i make a poster on this topic?

  29. shweta,
    Please take a look at the website http://www.learner.org/
    Best wishes,

  30. thank you for the info

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