
#1
May1107, 05:23 AM

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I think this is the perfect place to ask all of you if you could tell me some really intereseting places the following topics are used in everyday life
Difference Equations Permutations and combinations Probabilitly I am just new to teaching Math and I want to be able to make the class as interesting as possible! Thanks in advance to all who contribute. 



#2
May1107, 08:20 AM

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Just a small example. In the Premier League in England, there are 20 clubs. You can calculate the number of matches using formula: N=n!/(n2)! where n= number of teams, 2 is the number of teams in one match.
With that data you have N=380 (matches). 



#3
May1407, 10:14 AM

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Difference Equations:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differe...ion_to_biology http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Population_dynamics Anything having to do with growth (or decay) rates in discrete time Permutations and combinations: Number of different 2ingredient pizza combinations with 5 ingredients to choose from Number of flavor combinations with 7 ice cream flavors to choose from Number of 10letter character strings (English alphabet) Probability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probability#Applications Card games Someone having May 14 as their birthday Two kids in a class of 20 having the same birthday 


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