Analysing the mathematical thought processes for the start of a typical day [one that most people can connect with i.e. relate to] in order to learn lessons for life.
Basic mathematics is the definition of a set which is a group or list of objects that have a specific characteristics i.e. they are connected and method of set creation i.e. ‘classify’ define the characteristics of the set then ‘expand’ seek members.
Throughout the experience one can ask oneself what rules apply e.g. instructions given as a youngster for adulthood and principles for a person. One can justify them and what are the consequences of breaking them. Also determine what mistakes can occur and what precautions should be taken to prevent them occurring and which ones taken in case the mistake is made.
(a) Wake up – when? connect when normally wake or for a special event, other classes include when naturally wake or woken by some other means e.g. by alarm or by another person
(b) Getting out of bed – as there are normally more than one option you may ‘classify’ a way out of bed ‘expand’ seek other ways e.g. left, right bottom complete set then select appropriate one i.e. consider the consequences of that decision which may be your routine.
(c) Go the bathroom – Classify this action can be represented by a set of knowledge. and expand all other movement around the house or elsewhere can also. It is important to recognise that when you go from A to B you are part of three types of sets
(i) walking ‘classify’ means of getting from A to B ‘expand’ running, skipping, hoping etc.
and (ii) ‘classify’ direction ‘expand’ e.g. forward, sidesway, backwards complete set or turn right or left complete set plus possible angles i.e. 0 to 360 degrees. One could introduce delta X smallest element if necessary. You then choose the one you wish to follow e.g. 90 degrees to go round a corner to the bathroom i.e. ‘classify’ / ‘expand’ then select appropriate member.
(iii)Overall speed ‘classify’ and ‘expand’ range minimum to maximum speed select appropriate.
These are the thought processes of your subconsciousness although you can override them as you have freewill. As there is more than one alternative to choose from one can apply permutation and combination e.g. slow, quick, quick, slow etc. and ordering e.g. prioritising.
(d) Clean teeth, wash hands, neck and face – this is classed as routine where one adopts a philosophy of repeating actions. You may ask yourself what RULES apply e.g. what your parents said should be done [one can classify and expand as what parents taught you], what are your relevant principles and what a dentist taught you or NOT. Also one could seek justification i.e. what are the consequences of not cleaning each part of the body or NOT. Where ‘or NOT’ is an act of freewill. The set of items need to perform the action is water, soap, toothpaste toothbrush [REALITY] is it a complete set? One can generalise to create more alternatives e.g. something to clean my face e.g. shaving foam. One could ask oneself have I complete set i.e. have I cleaned all the relevant areas of the body thoroughly which is a characteristics of the set of actions of cleaning[i.e. have I made a MISTAKE missing relevant areas of the body]. As there again a number of operations you can order and also apply permutation and combination i.e. wash face first then clean teeth etc. or clean teeth first then clean face etc.
(e) Dry areas which are wet with a towel. Again you are laying down characteristics of the set of actions in this case drying wet areas. Touching the towel you can be represented by a mathematical model set of objects with specific characteristics they touch one another. The place on the towel you touch is part of a set of the whole towel. You can select an area with dry characteristics by feel. If towel has all wet characteristics you can refer to the set of other towels.
(f) Get dressed, make breakfast e.g. making porridge can be represented by a set of knowledge. Again as it is a number items e.g. dressing involves top e.g. shirt etc. is it complete set? and bottom e.g. trousers, shoes socks etc. is it complete set? Then one can apply ordering in importance plus combination and permutation viz. Partly dress then partly make breakfast then finish dressing and finish making the breakfast. One can connect what class of clothes wear with the weather [REALITY]
(g) The organising the breakfast can be to minimise the time taken e.g. first put kettle on for tea. At the same time start microwaving the porridge classify starting the breakfast. Whilst waiting take clean mug and honey to the dining room and bring back a dirty mug used last time and teapot to be filled. One can seek relevant instructions i.e. INFORMATION on the porridge pack for cooking porridge and obey or not.
(h) Fill the teapot with boiling water, Perhaps not putting a new teabag in as a money FINANCE and resources saving policy whilst the taste is satisfactory and finish microwaving the porridge.
(i) You may have select a drink mathematically by ‘classify’ a hot drink that one has ‘expand’ coffee, tea, Horlicks, Chocolate – do you have any others i.e. is it a complete set? You could expand the set to include obtaining those hot drinks sold in the supermarket that you do not have. You may of course have a cold drink as well as or instead of when class thinking may be applied i.e. defining the characteristics of the set e.g. alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.
(j) You consider having something else in the porridge then you can ‘classify’ define the characteristics of the set e.g. a sweet edible substances that I like – connect with personal taste then ‘expand’. Perhaps connecting with the set of items in your larder or connect with a friends recommendation or connecting further to the supermarket set of items that fulfilled the characteristics.
(k) When opening the door you adopt the same approach (connect) as drying oneself on a towel in that you touch the item and leads to other parts or set of those objects i.e. door and the other object i.e. persons body. Expand re body elbow, leg these may be needed to close the door if hands are occupied with carrying an article. Similarly you can consider touching all parts of the door when opening and closing the door. As an aside you can consider the consequences of repeated opening the door at a particular place on the door and a plastic shield which could be connected i.e. where the people in the house connect touch the door when opening and closing the door.