Math-1332 Writing Assignment
My math skills werent always so great, Ive always struggled in school and failed so many times but still
didnt give up. The years I have been in school learning math I was good at solving Equations, Functions,
Pythagorean theorem, and Complex numbers. Since its been awhile when I took a math course, I forgot
how to solve problems. Taking this class is helping me understand quite a bit. Im the type of person that
needs to be taught a thousand times for me to understand.
How I use math on a daily basis? Shopping, is one of the hobbies I enjoy doing that includes math. In a
purchase, making sure Im not being over charged on items that are on sale. Checking if the right
percentage was taken. After doing all my shopping I need to check how much money I have left. And
then focusing back on managing my money for any bills, payment, and savings I need to take care of.
paychecks I get every two weeks at least one hundred dollars goes into my savings since I still live with
my family. I’m trying to save as much as I can before I move out in four years. I use mathematical
concepts when I utilize online banking to help me with bills, transfer money, and manage my personal
account. In my savings after one year, the interest is computed and placed back into my savings.
In my workplace we do use math sometimes, Im a dental assistant and we mostly use math on how much
cement we have to mix to make a model of the patient’s impression of their teeth. Every measurement we
need a specific ratio base to catalyst in order for the mix to be accurate. Also knowing the percentage of
septocaine or lidocaine measured in milliliters, so we know how much we gave to our patient. Another
thing we do is check patients heart rate, it can be calculated by measuring the number of beats per ten
seconds then multiplying that number of beats per minute.
Being a dental assistant is awesome but my main goal is to get my associates in vascular sonography and I
know they use algebra way more than a dental assistant. They use algebra in ultrasound components,
which is in using ultrasound or sonographic machines. It records the processing unit and recording film
equipment algebra is used throughout the whole process, including soundwaves, obtaining patient
histories, image analysis. What I learned about how sonographers use math is in circument must measure
a scaled while obstetric ultrasound. Also can be used to calculate fetal weight using standardized
equation, these reflect basic algebraic principles. Cant wait to understand and get better at math so I can
reach my goal of becoming a sonographer.
Im hoping after finishing this course, I will understand a little bit more about solving math problems in
other courses and including in everyday life. You use math in everyday life and just dont know it is so
incredibly valuable and most people take it for granted. Just like having a glass of water or a walk in a
park. Its only until you’re faced with the inability to complete those tasks that you realize their true value.