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How Do You Use Math in Your Daily Life?

WID Discovery Fellow Jordan Ellenberg's best-selling book How Not To Be Wrong has made us examine how we use math in our daily lives.

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WID Discovery Fellow Jordan Ellenberg‘s best-selling book How Not To Be Wrong has made us examine how we use math in our daily lives.

Responses from Tea

“I use linear algebra to build worlds.”

“To understand human beings.”

“Playing cribbage with elementary school kids.”

“Imaging prostate cancer.”

“To tell time.”

“Math reminds me that on a different level of abstraction, things can be easy.”

“To make sure my brain is still working!”

“Figure out how many times I can hit snooze today.”


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