Can You Apply What You Learn Into The Real World?

Feb 29 09:49 2008 Sergiy Klymchuk Print This Article

Nobody cares the angle of a kite in the air in conjunction with a tree. There is not a profession in the world that is going to require you to know this. It is impossible to go through math without doing equations, and the same can be said in regards to financial literacy. But the equations in "Money Puzzles" book do apply to the real world.

Each problem within this book involves critical thinking,Guest Posting problem solving, and some sort of financial literacy. Each of these puzzles can be applied to a multitude of professions, especially in the business world. You will find a collection of tricky practical puzzles that deal with money, which is certainly something that everyone applies into their daily lives.

Another problem with most mathematical equations is that they are almost impossible to remember, making it difficult to apply to the real world. With "Money Puzzles," you are given puzzles that you have to solve. This allows you to paint a visual in your head of the puzzle making it much easier to remember. No longer will you have to memorize some formula to learn, as the visual will stick with you.

Here is an example of one of the puzzles you will see in the book:

A consultant worked for one company for $60 per hour. Later she worked for a second company for $40 per hour. She earned the same amount of money in both jobs. What is her average hourly rate for those two jobs?

For this particular question, you have three options: less than $50 per hour, exactly $50 per hour, or more than $50 per hour. Many times people would assume that the answer is exactly $50 per hour because it is in between $40 and $60. But in actuality, the answer to this question is less than $50 as she would have made $48 per hour. Surprisingly, less than 10% of participants give the right answer to this question.

After answering the questions, you can view the solution and comments as to why the question is answered as it is. This allows you to learn from any mistakes you may have or learn why the answer is what it is. This is the kind of training that you can find in very few mathematical books or financial literacy's. And as you can see from this question, it is certainly something can be applied into the real world.

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Sergiy Klymchuk
Sergiy Klymchuk

Dr Sergiy Klymchuk is an Associate Professor of the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

He has 27 years' experience teaching university mathematics in different countries. His PhD was in differential equations and recent research interests are in mathematics education.

He has more than 130 publications including several books on popular mathematics and science that have been, or are being, published in 11 countries: New Zealand, USA, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Poland, Ukraine, India, Singapore, Korea and China.

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