Daily Life examples????? 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.
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!/(n-2)! where n= number of teams, 2 is the number of teams in one match. With that data you have N=380 (matches).
-Difference Equations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Difference_equations#Application_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 2-ingredient pizza combinations with 5 ingredients to choose from Number of flavor combinations with 7 ice cream flavors to choose from Number of 10-letter 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