why do we need math?

Updated on August 21, 2018 in Mathematics
8 on February 16, 2015

How does mathematics help us in life? unless you want to be someone who uses math for their job.

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2 on February 16, 2015

Seriously? How does math help us in life??? Have you ever purchased a car? Want to know if you are overpaying? How much is 25% off when your big screen tv goes on sale? How much will you net when you are being paid $12 an hour at your crappy job and you have to pay 28% in taxes? How much will your rent be when the landlord has an 8% annual rental increase. Do you like to cook or bake? How much oil do you need when you double the recipe? How much cash do you need to bring when you make your purchase and it has a 6% Md tax added on… THAT’s how math helps us in life! It gives us the power so we don’t have to rely on someone else to tell us the answers!

Seriously, I can’t even believe somebody asked that question.

on February 19, 2015

Math helps people like scientists and engineers. Pure math has little use in daily life for the average person outside simple addition subtraction multiplication and division. Don’t need to teach hire me at the someone who’s not going to study any of the sciences. Schools waste a hell of a lot of time teaching math. They should be teaching life skills like how to write a check, nutrition and how to cook for yourself, how to rent an apartment, or to buy a house, how to buy a car, how to start your own business, and how to be a civilized human being, then how to determine what candidate to vote for.

on February 21, 2015

Every category you mentioned above involves math. Every one. Except which candidate to vote for.

Saying schools waste time teaching math is like saying schools waste time teaching history…or science…or English…or gym/sports…

School gives you the foundation so you can learn ON YOUR OWN how to do everything you mentioned above. Or so you can research those things because you have the skills to understand what you researched.

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0 on February 17, 2015

This is a silly question.  You might as well ask why we learn English, unless you are working in a job that requires you to speak it.

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0 on February 20, 2015

Really? Do you buy stuff? Any stuff at all. Do you cook? Drive? Do you go anywhere? Anything?

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0 on May 21, 2018

It helps you count out the right amount of money to pay for your weed.

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