**Math**

**It's cool. No, really.**

Who am I?

Tracy

Senior at Kentridge

Northwood and Lake Youngs

Why I'm here today

Weird math...

what's yet to come:

Life gets hard.

**Enter: math.**

Algebra 2/Pre-calculus... making money:

Geometry...carpeting a house part 1:

Calculus...carpeting a house, part 2:

Puzzles:

Why I love math:

The truth:

I don't have all the answers.

Calculus...other cool stuff:

Math is cool.

How do you cut a cake into 8 pieces with just three cuts?

How do you draw a perfect parallelogram?

Monty hall problem

Math is a language.

Very exact (until it's not...)

Crazy things can be solved.

Real life applications.

How many of you like math? Hate it?

When will I ever use this?

A few practical applications, some easy, some difficult.

Imaginary numbers

Working with infinity

0.9999999999=1

You want to invest some money.

Two choices: start with $0.01, doubling money each day.

Or, start with $100, get $100 more per day.

Which do you choose?

What if the floor isn't a normal geometric shape?

Use calculus!

Solids of revolution: finding the volume of weird objects

Ticket a speeding car that you didn't see speeding

Math is cool...so what?

Makes you a better thinker

Helps you get into college

Great jobs (and lots of $$$)

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division aren't hard.

So why worry now?

Don't let the following discourage you:

Bad math teachers

Not understanding things easily

Thank you for listening!

Hopefully, you weren't bored.

Any questions?