# Maths matter

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Published on October 12, 2008

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Slide 1: Pick a number from 1 to 9 Slide 2: Subtract 5 Slide 3: Multiply by 3 Slide 4: Multiply that number by itself Slide 5: Add all the digits in the number together until you get only one digit. For example 65 6 + 5 = 11 and 1 + 1 = 2 Slide 6: If the number is less than 5, add 5. Otherwise subtract 4. Slide 7: Multiply by 2 Slide 8: Subtract 6 Slide 9: Map the digit to a letter in the alphabet. For example, 1 = A, 2 = B, C = 3 etc.... Slide 10: Pick a country that begins with that letter Slide 11: Take the second letter in the country’s name and think of an animal that begins with that letter Slide 12: Think of the colour of that animal Slide 13: Concentrate…. Slide 14: You were thinking of... Slide 15: A grey elephant from Denmark !!! Slide 16: And why you should study it! Why Maths Matters! Slide 17: Maths teaches you how to think! It Opens lots of Doors : It Opens lots of Doors Mathematics is one of the most useful subjects you can study at school. It gives you vital tools needed to study many other subjects at a higher level, particularly in engineering and technology. It also teaches you a wide range of transferable skills that will benefit you in whatever jobs you want to take. It also helps with the numeracy required to take control of your daily lives, such as managing your finances. Careers that use Maths : Careers that use Maths Not everyone might know it, but careers using mathematics are many and varied. Computer games designer Oceanographer Meteorologist IT Manager They might not have the word "mathematician" in the job title, but for all of them a sound knowledge of mathematics is essential. You’ll Earn More Money! : You’ll Earn More Money! Recent study showed that maths and computing degrees make the biggest difference to lifetime earnings. On average, a graduate of any degree can expect to earn £149,760 more in his or her lifetime than a person leaving education with two A levels. For maths and computing graduates, this figure rises to £225,179! Maths and Science at Manchester! : Maths and Science at Manchester! Scar-less Tissue Healing : Scar-less Tissue Healing Researchers noticed that wounds on an unborn foetus heal without scarring Drugs developed as a result at Manchester University Allow wounds to heal (almost) without scarring Odourless Socks : Odourless Socks New socks are treated with chemicals Chemicals kill bacteria causing odour Can be used in dish cloths, clothes etc Process developed by Manchester company What will be the jobs in the future? : What will be the jobs in the future? Biotechnology Bio-chemicals Nanotechnology New Technology Genetic Engineering Space Tourism! Slide 25: The future?… It’s not always that easy to predict!! Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons (1949) I think there’s a world market for maybe five computers (1943, Chair of IBM) But what is is good for? (1968, IBM..microchip) There is no reason why anyone would want to have a computer in their home (1977)

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