The Math Around Us

 

Venn 2We dance with numbers all day long. We divide up the hours in our day, and we balance the equations of our resources and our needs. Technology offers us new ways to calculate the food we eat and the energy we spend through our work and play. Some numbers we track with precision and others we estimate and intuit, but every quantity and coordinate in our lives has a story to tell.

Just as a musician practices scales in order to perform a symphony, mathematicians hone the craft of calculation and computation in order to answer important questions.  In our learning expeditions and in our musical studies, we ask those questions- “how much?” “how many?” “how often?” and we use numbers and calculations to answer those questions.