Maths in popular culture

It seems as if maths is becoming a major part of popular culture, perhaps we have an innate desire to find the answers to problems, or maybe we just like the feeling of self-satisfaction when we find the right answer.

I often see mathematical problems posted on Facebook, and you are prompted to either ‘like’ or ‘comment’ on the post, this is dependent on which answer you get. Similarly, a popular radio show in the UK gives its listeners a question to solve every week, you are then encouraged to text your answer to the host. The host then appeals to our desire for self-satisfaction as he then proceeds to read out the names of people who have given the right answer, as well as a list of people who were not correct.

Some people even see mathematical problems as a good way to relax and take them away with them on their travels. If you walk along beaches and pool sides whether at home or abroad, it is probable that you will see at least one person testing themselves with a Sudoku puzzle, or some other maths based puzzle.

There is a wealth of opportunities for anyone who is good at maths, it’s simply a skill which will never be superseded.  Only a few weeks ago I met a mathematician who worked for the BBC and spent some of his time designing the graphics I watch when I sit down to watch Match of the Day on BBC iPlayer.

Even when the confines of a cramped maths classroom seem like a distant memory, we still like to test ourselves now and again. Maths, then, can be seen as a pleasurable activity, and not one that we should shy away from. It can be a great way to keep your brain active and stay sharp, provided that the questions aren’t too hard!

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Spread The Word

Maths is important, we use it in mundane day to day life but it is within the medical and research realms when it becomes a truely crucial skill. Getting important mathematical research and discoveries out there is equally important so going online can give you as wide an audience as possible.

Getting to know what you are doing online is important so vmware training and other such training is vital so you will be able to make the most of your online experience.

Building a good site that people can access and use easily is important as you do not want to put folk off without them having actually seen what you have put the site up for in the first place. You will be able to link through to other important sites that you want to share with people and allow them to link through to you as well as interact with users that may have questions or input that could potentially help your research.

Being able to reach as many people as possible is the key and when you are online you will be able to get in touch with people from all walks off life and from all over the world. By doing this you will ensure that all the information you have will be accessible by anyone in the world by going through your site and will help you spread this information so much more easily than would have been possible in the past. Gone are the days when journals that are written and printed make their way to a select few, now it is possible for anyone to reach the information at any time.

Mathematics has a lot to thank the online world for, in saying that the online world has a lot to thank Mathematics for too.

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