What's the Point?
If you're sick of sequences, you've had it with histograms and can't see the point of Pythagoras, then take a look at some of the articles below.
These are some of the Create A Test team's favourite 'alternative' uses of maths. Have a look as a break from revision or a just some light-hearted reading.
A formula for the perfect bacon butty? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/6538643.stm
What will my tatoo look like when I'm old? http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2011/apr/28/tattoo-formula-faded-body-art
How can I beat my brother at Monopoly? http://www.suite101.com/content/the-math-of-monopoly-a326114
How to create the perfect pint? (over 18s only) http://www.economist.com/node/18329424
It seems you really can use maths to model whatever you please!
Have you found or read about any unusual uses of maths?