Math for Real Life

Teaching Practical Uses for Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry

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About the Book

“Where are we ever going to use this?” Every high school math student has asked this question. Often teachers themselves aren’t sure how to respond. One answer is that higher mathematics learned in high school will be essential to learning yet more at the college level. A more satisfactory answer calls for an awareness of how math is applied in many specific areas. Written primarily for teachers, this book presents hundreds of practical applications for mathematics—from baseball statistics to the theory of relativity—that can be understood by anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

About the Author(s)

Retired educator, Jim Libby lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Jim Libby

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: diagrams, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6749-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2675-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
I. Algebra I 7
II. Geometry 53
III. Algebra II 90
IV. Advanced Math 129
V. Trigonometry 165
Afterword 187
Chapter Notes 189
Bibliography 195
Index 201