Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Math Curse


Math Curse is a great picture book by Jon Scieska! We read it in the library and talked about it. Then we interviewed our parents about ways in which they use math in their jobs. Click on the comments section to see what we found out!

19 comments:

Jim said...

He uses math to calculate the yield on loans. He also uses math to calculate the profit of the bank.

Jack P said...

My mom has a job she stays home and cooks, drives, and all those other things. She uses math to help us do homework and cooking, balancing her check book and vegetable garden.

rodney said...

Yes my dad did,He use numbers with the daily labor hours forcast. He also used numbers with payroll files.

Sellers said...

My Mom uses math in her job as a pharmacist. She figures out how much medicine to give someone by calculating his age and weight. After figuring out the dose, she counts out the pills or medicine if it is a liquid.

Ben said...

My dad uses math to understand the value of companies. To calculate the amount of money he gained or lost. To understand how much time is left in the day.

stuart said...

My dad uses numbers when he is working. the way he uses numbers is doing the rating. My mom uses numbers every day to negotiate contracts and manage their budgets.

Call said...

when he loans people he has to determine the interest payments. When people cash a check they have to count the money to them to make sure it's the right amount. When people deposit money into the bank they need to add their cash or checks to get the right amount.Accuracy is very important in banking.

JackA said...

My mom use math to measuring her patient's knee joint anther. Another way she uses math is to see how old the patients is since there day of birthday.

David said...

When my mom runs she uses math to see how fast each mile takes. My mom goes shopping to calculate the total cost of her items. When my mom cooks she uses math to measure ingredients.

Speir said...

My dad uses math when trying to decide if he is going to buy land to develop. He uses math to figure out the and cost of the land. Then he uses it to see if he has made money when he sells it.

Liam t. said...

My mom uses math in her job by adding numbers together with percentages. She sells clothing.She has to compute sales tax to all her sales.

Ev said...

My Mommy uses math in her job when she helps people make a budget. She adds up their expenses and their income.

Kevin said...

Question:How do you use math in your job? Answer:I use probability for forecasts.2.I use statistics to make numbers tell a story. Question:How do you use math around the clock? Answer:I use word problems to make reports.

Isaiah said...

My dad calculates how much medicine to give patients based on their weight. My mom makes sure that the contracts that she works on has the correct dollar amount for the number of years of the contract.

Jonathan said...

My Dad uses math because he brought me to his office and I saw a paper with math. He also uses math because he has some meeting that I heard.

hall said...

My dad uses math in his job to make contracts with hospitals.Its very important to get the math right in the contracts that my dad writes.

wesley said...

My mom uses numbers at her job teaching school, she teaches her pre'k girls how to count and one to one correspondence with numbers 1-12.

Mrs. Humphreys said...

2B, I loved reading your responses about ways your parents use math for their jobs or at home. What a great way to connect your learning to the real world!

Ashley said...

Hey guys!
I love that you guys found out how your parents use math. Sounds like math comes in pretty handy when you grow up. Math is so fun!!