# Welcome to "lovin my math" blog!

Updated: May 2

Did you know that you will have to write in your math classes when you finish high school?

I'm sure the college students are nodding their heads. If not, you will be. Not just math courses: business, nursing, psychology, social work, definitely the majority of majors.

It really is an essential skill to practice and learn to write in math, and not just in preparation for college, because not everyone chooses college. Math unlocks your ability to problem solve. Being a good problem solver not only strengthens focus, but builds character and leadership skills, emotional and social intelligence, and above all, an artistic mindset.

To get this blog started, I want to begin by asking you to find math within one of your favorite things. One of my absolute favorite things is chocolate. Here is an image of a delicious __Trader Joe’s dark chocolate bar__. I don’t know about you, but I see a chocolate fountain of math!

Rectangle containing 4 right angles…opposite sides are parallel & equal…5 groups of 8…8 groups of 5…each piece represents 1/40 of the entire bar…each piece represents 2.5% of the entire bar…intersections are formed by perpendicular lines, which are right angles measuring 90 degrees…volume of one piece is represented by a cube, which is found by multiplying the area of the base by the height…volume of a cube is also found by doing length * width * height…

What can you come up with?! Feel free to add to mine!