Math

Last Friday, we discussed Mathematics and its importance in life; this discussion was quite thought provoking in that it really made us question whether our study of Math would actually result in any help to our future. In everyday life, we will never use any of the higher level math techniques and concepts that we learn in class; the only place where we will every need these would be in our careers, and only if they are math based jobs. If we are not going in this direction for a career, then we wouldn’t require the Math we learn in class at all; therefore, Math can be unimportant depending on the person.

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2 comments to Math

  • Charles Goh

    Well, but don’t you agree that there are concepts in maths (implicit or explicit) that we should know about, e.g. how to add, subtract, multiply and divide to be “normal” in the society? I mean if we had part of the society that did not learn about things like interest rates then we would have people living in the streets because they can’t take care of their financial resources properly. Also, imagine if just half the population without the basic knowledge of mathematics voting in elections. How will they decide who is the better candidate.

    I think your final sentence would be better if it was “Math is important, the extent of the importance depends on the individual”

  • Jessica

    Is this really true? “In everyday life, we will never use any of the higher level math techniques and concepts that we learn in class; the only place where we will every need these would be in our careers, and only if they are math based jobs.” I am just wondering because the word “never” seems very definite.

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