What's the Point?

24 May 2011

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?

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