why do we need math?

Updated on November 8, 2018 in Mathematics
23 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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0 on October 28, 2018

Uhhhhh,this is yes a very stupid question,if you were to ask about a certain part of math,maybe we could argue then,but asking why the need for math in general is very moronic

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0 on October 29, 2018

almost every job use maths to some degree 

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12 on November 7, 2018

i mean it’s not as necessary as we make it out to be. yes, we should know basic math, but are we really gonna be using the quadratic formula to be doing taxes? 

on November 7, 2018

Well that’s not what hes asking,and if you actually read people comments b4 you posted maybe you wouldnt put something up to make yourself look stupid,hes asking about math in general not just one subsidy of math

on November 8, 2018

ok first of all relax. that was an example of math in general and what they teach us. like he said, unless you’re someone who will use math for your job then you’ll use it. in general, we should obviously use math when it’s needed but it’s technically not required, even though it would be better if did use math. let them ask their question instead of making them seem stupid for asking, next.

on November 8, 2018

Alright when he ask specifically about the quadratic formula,then say something but he didnt say any specific part of math,he said math,which means all math not specific parts,how are you supposed to do your taxes man,go ahead and tell me what subject you use bud

on November 8, 2018

nahh it’s fine, go ahead and don’t read when i said “use math when it’s needed” that’s totally fine ! go off 🙂

on November 8, 2018

I read it perfectly fine,you’re just not sticking with topic,the question is “why do we need math” not WHEN do we need math,please stay on topic man,I just saw it as irrelevant

on November 8, 2018

Another ended conversation for acpool,cool

on November 8, 2018

sis, idk why you’re looking so deep into a question. i said “it’s not required” but i dont think we need it for everything. that’s my opinion, so relax 🤷🏻‍♀️

on November 8, 2018

ew wtf these emojis suck

on November 8, 2018

I’m relaxed,its an argument site man,if your feelings are gonna get hurt,why are you on here,that’s not the question,stay on topic,he didnt ask “do we need math for everything”,he just asked “why do we need math”thats it,that’s all,that’s everything,nothing else bud,we need math for money,we need math to do our taxes,we need math to launch spaceships into space,etc.we need math for alotta things,how do you expect to do your taxes with out math,its not required,what?!?if your gonna try to arrgue,atleast say something partly intellectual please,none of this should be emotion,it should just be common sense,and logical rebuttals,please if your gonna reply,say something about the topic in a relatable sense please

on November 8, 2018

bih what ? i never said anything about my feelings hurt . y’all heard sum cuz i didn’t ? i know we need math for all that , who tf doesn’t ? it’s not like ur gonna use science for taxes. they asked how does math help us in life and i LITERALLY said , we don’t require math for everything cuz we don’t . ur not gonna use math in english are u ? when i think of math it’s literally everything we learned since highschool, and even the teachers have told us that some of the things that we learned from math aren’t even going to be needed in life, it’s just nice to learn.

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0 on November 8, 2018

Well just because your mind is limited on math on the stuff we all learned in higshcool doesn’t mean it just stops there,you know that right?And you saying “math isnt required” doesnt make any sense to his question”How does mathematics help us in life”It doesnt make any sense,and I’m sure you can see that now too that I brought it up,but you’re probally to stubborn and have too much pride to admit it,and that’s alright,I love making people look stupid,so keep talking,and a real answer to his question “How does mathematics help us in life”it helps us by being able to keep our money safe and accounted for,it helps discover new places such as the moon,it helps us make sails on sail boats, its what was used to make sure all your plumbing pipes are the right size so you dont have any problems with plumbing,it makes life more organized and secure,that’s how your supposed to answer that question,but you answer “math isnt required” really?!?🤣

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