The Importance of Mathematics in our Lives.

Maryam Agbelekale

Maryam Agbelekale

When it comes to education, mathematics is that subject a lot of high school students run away from, there’s this notion that mathematics is scary and difficult to understand among these students, as a result, they make no effort in understanding the relationship between numbers. For some, mathematics is their best subject and they usually find it easy no matter how others complain of how difficult the subject is. Having the notion that you can never understand mathematics is what makes it looks difficult that you won’t even be able to do simple calculations. 

One thing is that a lot of people do not understand the importance of mathematics in their lives, they do not know why it is important to understand the relationship between numbers and how it will help them in their lives and also in their thinking. This article will give you insight into why you should pay attention to calculations.

Mathematics is crucial in our day-to-day activities that we do not even realize it and we tend to encounter it daily without us knowing. Mathematics is applied in everyday situations and It is because of mathematical knowledge inventors can build technologies such as computers, mobile phones, aeroplanes, vehicles, and a lot of other inventions.

Mathematics is great because it allows us to make progress in our understanding of the world. With mathematics, you will better understand the people around you and the places you live in. Mathematics does not only helps us to understand the relationship between numbers and equations, but It also gives us great insights into a person’s thinking, shows us what is possible, and also investigates and knows the truth about the world around us.

Forget about memorizing facts,  reading comprehensions, it is necessary to understand the relationships between the elements of a subject to understand it and to be able to find connections in different fields. The more math you know, the better you will be able to do what you want. You will be able to create, solve problems and also handle change.

The Understanding of mathematics prepares our mind in solving real-life problems and it is also one of the best ways to strengthen and develop the brain. And according to Akshay from Life Hacks,  “mathematics has a number of very useful benefits to our mind if we go into its study. It develops our reasoning, helps us to have analytical thinking, quickens our mind, generates practicality and also its use can be applied in the day today.”

The knowledge of mathematics also equips you with good problem-solving skills and also makes you think analytically. The more mathematical problems you solve, the better you solve real-life problems effectively, and the easier they become. In short, the knowledge of mathematics makes you an effective and better problem solver.

Mathematics is used in every field and industry. Though some industries make use of it more than others. Engineers, statisticians, computer programmers, accountants, bankers, financial analysts are required to have a strong skillset in mathematics to perform their tasks excellently. Also, chefs, fashion designers, plumbers, barbers need basic arithmetic to operate efficiently in their fields. 

Even industries that hardly use mathematics in their daily activities before have started using it often because technologies that help analyze documents to make work faster are being invented daily. This development is indicating that mathematics will be more represented in the future and many industries will use optimized inventions in their daily activities.

Understanding mathematics will help you effectively explain how things work, you will be able to clearly express your thoughts with coherence and precision in a way that you will be easily understood by others. 

One needs to be very serious with mathematics. Students who despise the subject should pay more attention to it because it prepares them for the future. You do not need to become a mathematician to love mathematics, understanding the basic principles of mathematics will go a long way in developing your brain and also contributing to your thinking. 

To achieve this, you need to dispel the notion that mathematics is difficult and start paying more attention to the subject. 

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