Thursday, June 13, 2013

Anniversaries and Math to the rescue(who else!!!)

Hello All,

It's me again, your friendly neighborhood MathMan(ahem! well that was Spiderman but then who cares, right?) It's been quite a well since I wrote last during my birthday. Well yesterday happened to be my parent's wedding anniversary 
Mom Dad and my kiddo
and I thought what a better way to commemorate them than to write about this lovely yearly celebration which all we family people love. As I grew up, actually growing enough to think on my own I discovered that each year as the anniversary grows by one year, there is a name rather a gift article attached to it. The common ones start with the 5th anniversary, so we would wish something like Happy Wood Anniversary, 10th being the Tin/Aluminium(seriously?), 25th one the Silver, 50th Golden etc. 

Now the most common predicament which comes to a man's mind is how to make his beloved wife happy, well you could either just tell her that you love her so {{{{{{{{{{ }}}}}}}}}}}}} much or like in this picture 

Anyways here is a link Anniversaries and their add ons for people who are interested in knowing more about anniversaries, the gift they may consider buying for their spouse as per their year of celebration. Another situation may arise when the hubby inadvertently forget their anniversaries, the wives can help their husbands by taking a look at this illustration
Nice Idea!!!
Coming back dear friends, what could be the best way of learning your Mathematics well? I'd say:
1. Learn the basics very well.
2. Know your numbers and types of numbers very well, read my first post if you wish to know more about numbers.
3. Learn the basic operations including Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and PEMDAS.
Remember this:

After you have mastered that, you may want to try this one:
4. Write in a very clear and legible letters, after all handwriting plays a very important role. You may want to check this: Tips for Mathematical Handwriting, gives lovely tips and illustrations towards a better Math presentation in writing skills.
5. Always show your working in well defined steps.
6. Practice and solve more and more problems of the same type till you get them grilled in your head. I would advice to do this, starting right from the Multiplication Times Tables, Fractions, Algebra, Geometry, Quadratic Formula etc.
As always, lastly some links for all of you, if you wish to:

1. Remember Math Basics: Remembering Math
2. Study Math: How to Study Math
3. Learning Math through lovely Math Games for the Kindergarten to the 5th Grade: Learning Math Games for Kids

Now finally to end this piece, my wedding anniversary happens to fall on this month end, yes you guessed it right on the 30th of June and guess what I may end up giving her hmmm 
So for all of you, what year are we celebrating, remember the Math?

This is Vijay aka your Mathman signing off
Stay Blessed