Math is fun and how amazing would it be if you saw Stanford’s very green Oval and were able to calculate its area? This is a very real math problem that we can pose to our Stanford math students because math is fun.
Finding the area of an oval is more like finding the area of a rectangle than like finding the area of a circle, believe it or not! We first start by finding the length (L) and width (W) of the oval. Then we multiply the two values (L x W) and then multiply the result by 0.8 to obtain the final result. This final result is the area of the oval. What a neat formula! Math is fun.
So,we can safely say that math is fun. And there are many things you can do to find fun math problems in Stanford, especially for our Stanford math students. For example, one can calculate the area or perimeters of other things on Stanford’s campus. We have some ideas here: calculate the height of buildings given their volume, width, and length. This leaves one variable to find in the equation. Now, we can also calculate the distance from Jamba Juice to Panda Express. First, start at Jamba Juice and take single steps, with one foot right behind the other. Then, walk all the way to Panda Express and recall the number of steps you took. Then, measure your foot in inches, and multiple that number by the number of steps you took. This gives you the distance in inches. To calculate the distance in feet, divide by 12.
Finally, we can calculate the height of the Stanford tower, which is named the Hoover Tower, and find that math is fun. There is no doubt that math is fun when we take it to the Stanford University campus.
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