Why is learning math important?

Galileo once said, “The great book of nature can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And that language is mathematics.” Math is one way we understand the world around us. Math is the most widely used subject in the world, and every career—from retail work to rocket science—uses some sort of math. More importantly, doing math helps the mind to reason and organize complicated situations or problems into clear, simple, and logical steps. Thus, as students learn more math, they become critical thinkers and problem solvers that can resolve difficult situations in everyday life. Taking math is important if you are considering attending a college, university, or technical school—nationwide studies have found that students who take algebra and geometry in high school have about an 80 percent chance of attending college regardless of race, religion, and family income.


For some, learning math is fun, while other kids might not enjoy it so much. Still, math is used in everyday life and is important for everyone to learn.


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