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Tracy Tran

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Transcript of Math

It's cool. No, really.
Who am I?
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:
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

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?
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