Real World Math Blog

This blog is a compilation of articles explaining how math is applied in real-life situations.

Tailored for middle and high school students, it offers numerous examples illustrating how mathematical concepts learned in school are put to use by real people in real jobs.

Covering topics from negative numbers to mathematical functions, this blog aligns with school curricula to make math more relevant and engaging for all students!

Understanding how to calculate the area of composite figures is a valuable skill in real life, applicable in construction, DIY, landscape design, and other areas. This blog post will provide an example of how this skill is utilized by professionals in the water supply industry.
Discovering the length of a missing side in a right triangle goes beyond textbook exercises; it's a practical skill with applications in real life. This blog explores a specific example from the world of robotics.
When people say, "Lies, damned lies, and statistics," they mean that the persuasive power of numbers can lead to misguided decisions when statistics are carelessly interpreted. This article explains and illustrates Simpson's paradox, a statistical trick that can be misleading.
The 3-4-5 triangle, a famous Pythagorean triple, finds use in construction, DIY projects, and even in Internet technologies. This article explores another example of the 3-4-5 triangle's application – in medical mechatronics.
Parabola equations find application in various real-life scenarios, including space, military, and manufacturing. This article illustrates how they are utilized in the analysis of health-related information.
Where do people use cosines and sines? This article demonstrates a real-life example of how knowledge about calculating the value of cosx is beneficial in the oil and gas industry.