"Why do we need to learn this?" "Do you use this in the real world?" "When will I ever need this?" In other words, why is math important? This is probably the most important question I am ever asked when tutoring students. The way I answer can tip the balance towards a student recommitting themselves to learning math or turning them completely away from math...possibly forever.
We cannot avoid it, math is everywhere? Let's learn to appreciate it in all its forms. Understanding how money and the financial world work rely on our knowledge of math. Recognizing and working with cycles whether they be the tides, the seasons, or our daily schedules hinge on... you guessed it! What about athletes? Jump shots, curve balls, billiards, all involve velocity, acceleration, angles, parabolas, etc. "But wait," you say. "I am an artist, what do I need math for?" Paintings are full of angles, diminishing points (infinity), and the golden rectangle. Even a seashell or flower derive some of their beauty from the famous Fibonacci sequence. Still not convinced? Then I rely on what one of my friends in engineering says: "Learning math offers you a way of thinking(one of many). It teaches you logic and organization. It teaches you to be systematic in your approach to solving any problem or challenge." Find out how math can be of service to you and instead of dreading math use your math knowledge to help you in your life. Comments are closed.

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