Geographical Information Systems (GIS) allow us to visualise, analyse and interpret data. Mathematical skills in trigonometry, geometry and calculus are great starting points for application in GIS.
In the history of science, GIS could still be considered young technology (it’s widely considered to have started in the 1960s), and its scope for integration with IoT is huge.
Smart solar power
Solar panels on suburban houses can give a highly fluctuating power output due to cloud conditions. This can cause problems for the power grid as the power surges into the system as the sun comes out over a large town, and then collapse again as the cloud bank returns.
By using mathematics to allow the solar panels to “talk” to the grid, this surge will become predictable and thus improve the stability of the solar grid.
Did you know that there is a close relationship between maths and art? A famous example of this is geometry’s Golden Ratio which features prominently in works of art, including works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Botticelli.
Math can be used to create a piece of art with strategically pleasing aesthetics.
So, before you get frustrated by the constant numbers and unrealistic scenarios in your math homework (no one buys that many watermelons), remember that there is more to math than what you can see in your classroom.