Why is Math Important?

Carbon Valley Academy students learn math from Kindergarten to 8th grade, but why is it important? A solid foundation in mathematics and science develops and hones the skills of posing hypotheses, designing experiments and controls, analyzing data, recognizing patterns, seeking evidence, conclusions, and proof, solving problems, and seeking absolutes while being open to new information.

Studying mathematics not only will develop more engineers and scientists but also produce more citizens who can learn and think creatively and critically, no matter their career fields. The workforce of tomorrow, in all fields, will demand it.

We believe that the objective of quality education for our students is to develop the skills associated with learning and thinking. New and innovative learning programs are implemented, integrating available technology to stimulate our Stallions’ creativity, imagination and confidence. The Carbon Valley Academy Curriculum complements hands-on learning, effortful learning, and STEAM activities in order to spark their curiosity and enjoyment of learning. Having fun and building confidence while learning the key principles of mathematics develops the love of learning,

The world is full of challenging and complex problems and situations that students will not know how to solve, so providing them with opportunities to practice the skills and strategies they will need to tackle them will give them an invaluable chance to develop necessary life skills.

Why is math the most important subject?

It has been seen that mathematics supports the development of critical and logical thinking. It provides students an effective power to analyze, describe, and change things. Moreover, mathematics is considered as the language of science. Math can be applied in each aspect of life. That is why it is acknowledged as an important subject.

6 Reasons to Study Mathematics

It is often said that teachers create all other professions, so our educators should strive to demonstrate to their students that math can be useful, exciting, engaging, and fun in order to inspire the world’s next generation of logical thinkers and problem solvers. Let’s review together these six reasons on why one should focus on math.

1. Math is good for the brain

A study done by Dr. Tanya Evans at Stanford University proved that the students who solve math problems in their daily life have higher logical skills than those students who don’t solve the problems. Creative and analytical skills are highly desired by employers. Our brains develop important neural pathways for processing information and it’s no surprise that mathematics plays an important role in brain development and analytical skills.

There are plenty of ways to do brain exercise but the most effective and robust way to do brain exercise is by checking your own intellect. Check your brainpower by solving the below-mentioned queries:

Find the weight of the fox

Solution: let bear’s weight = x, rabbit’s weight = y, fox’s weight = zX +x =120 => 2x = 120 => x = 60 kgY +x =70 => y = 70-x => y = 70 – 60 => y = 10 kgX+z+y = 90 => 60+z+10 = 90 => z = 90- (60+10) => z = 20 kg. Therefore, the weight of the fox = 20 kg

Create an equation

Make a true equation using the number given. Solution: 3+5=4+4

2. Math helps you with your finances

Your intensive study in mathematics will be applied immediately to solving real-world problems. Are you going to be purchasing a house? Navigating percentages and mortgage rates is directly related to understanding mathematics basics. Do you regularly use a computer and social media? Mathematics is embedded into computer technology and it would not exist without it. 

Math is also helpful with your finance. With the help of math, you can easily make your financial budget. You can calculate how much money you have and how you can spend your money. Almost every single human in the world uses math for their finance. The salaried person uses math to calculate their expenses and salaries. On the other hand, the businessman uses math to calculate their profit and loss.

3. Better problem-solving skills

Mathematics provides clarity in problem-solving and mathematicians have always understood that problem-solving is central to their discipline because without a problem there is no mathematics. Problem-solving has played a central role in the thinking of educational theorists.

Let’s take an example of a problem-solving question:

In the given picture, each triangle has 3 dots. Analyze the pattern to calculate the number of dots in the 7th layer of triangles. In the 2nd picture, you can see that there is a sequence that follows in this example. It means that the 7th layer has 36 dots.


4. Every career uses math

There is no profession in the world that doesn’t use math. We know that mathematicians and scientists rely on mathematical principles to perform their basic work. Engineers also use math to perform their daily tasks. From blue-collar factory workers to the managerial level white-collar professionals, everyone uses math in their work. Check the list of jobs that use math in the below-mentioned list:

Informatics nurse specialist: Used in the development, design, and change of digital healthcare systems.

Accountant: For examining financial statements, accounting records, or financial reports to evaluate accuracy and similarity with account standards. 

Computer programmer:  It includes various evaluations and analyses. Understanding algebra, arithmetic, geometry, statistics, calculus, and their applications can help programmers.

Data scientists: They create and implement algorithms to get useful solutions from the massive information.

Financial analysts: They assess the results of stocks, study business trends, evaluate financial positions and their goals, and make investment recommendations, as per the BLS (the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

5. Helps understand the world better

Studying mathematics allows you to understand the world better. This seems obvious, but knowing the nuances behind how mathematics works can open your eyes and help you see the world around you in a new way. For example, Einstein’s theory of relativity (what we perceive as the force of gravity in fact arises from the curvature of space and time, and objects such as the sun and the Earth change this geometry) is instrumental in furthering our understanding of the universe. 

6. It is the universal language

Mathematics is the “universal language,” meaning it is the one language in the world that is universally understood across different cultures, countries, and languages. The simple arithmetic of 2+2=4 is the same around the world.