Why Mathematics is Important in your Life

Why Mathematics is Important in your Life

Can you imagine going to the store and paying for your groceries with a $100 bill. You just stand there and wait for the change, but have no idea how much it should be, or what amount of change you should receive. This is kind of like a first grader starting to use money, isn’t it. They are all excited about spending and paying although they know nothing about doing math.

Math is the one skill you need to master in your life, even if it is the only one, you will at least be able to live without being cheated, robbed or abused. You see, without math we just cannot live or survive. We need math in our everyday lives. Just doing the basic essentials is dependant on your ability to do math.

Let’s take for instance time, in today’s society one cannot survive without a watch. Just make an experiment and see how many times a day you use your watch. From getting up in the morning to going from one place to another, and going to bed at night, time is as essential as breathing to us. We are creatures of habit, planning every minute of our lives.

Driving from one city to another requires some basic skill in math. How else will you know the distance, how long it will take you to get there, or even be able to read the road signs? Planning your time has become a dependent way of life.

At some point in your life math will become boring, difficult and irrelevant, and you might think that this is not for you, but do you realize the severity of existing without math. Math will make you smarter and put you ahead of the pack, so that you might just be able to get your dream job. Basically every good position in the business world requires some form of math.

Without math you won’t be able to do science, nursing, engineering, become a doctor or even get a business degree. Our very livelihood is dependant on our ability to calculate, subtract or multiply. You could skip math but then you would just have to be satisfied with working at the local diner. Serving soft drinks and washing floors, and even then, you need some math skills.

Doing every kind of sport requires a basic skill of knowing distance and calculating. In all of these you need to know math to understand strategy and planning your next move. Without math you won’t be able to succeed in doing sports, and if you desire to excel in this area, you have to be smart. Gone are the days when it was the lazy ones that did sports. Today if you want to receive a sports scholarship you need to be smart. Sports have become a very competitive arena and only the fittest and the smartest will survive. Read more

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