Why is Math Important?
How to explain the importance of mathematics to your students.
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Teachers sometimes struggle to answer the question, Why is Math Important? The truth is that mathematics is intertwined into every element of our lives in both direct and indirect ways. By helping your students to understand the importance of mathematics and its connections to the real world, you can teach them to value their math skills as necessary life skills and not just rules and procedures needed to pass an exam.
Answer by Paul Graig Ellis
Mathematics is important for several reasons, including:
Answer by Arlen Agiliga
Mathematics is important because…
Answer by Shubham Jain, Civil Engineer:
Math skills are life skills. Here’s why:
Basic math skills help you to solve general math problems in your life, including simple addition and subtraction to managing your finances.
If you only master one skill in your life, math should be it. Otherwise, you will spend your life being vulnerable to being cheated, robbed or abused. You simply cannot survive without mathematics.
Practicing and learning mathematics develops your ability to think critically and to reason. It sharpens your mind and applies to all aspects of your day-to-day life.
Students often perceive mathematics as boring, overly abstract, uncreative, and extremely difficult to understand, which is why many of them develop math phobias as adults. However, the idea of having or not having a math brain is completely untrue. Everyone is capable of understanding mathematics at a high level.
Mathematics can be applied to a variety of career fields including chemistry, programming, technology, accounting, biology, and physics.
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