Numbers, numbers, everywhere!
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As I was sitting in my algebra class the other day with a massive headache, stressed beyond belief and struggling with the concept of algebraic expressions, I remembered something from my school days. Did you ever hear one of your classmates ask, “Why learn this? We’ll never use it.”? I remember this and also really believing I’d never really be put in a position where I’d have to use a lot of math we were learning.
Boy, was I wrong!
In everyday life, math is used on a daily basis, several times each day.
Our amazing brain remembers so many things for us, including numbers. From Social Security and ID numbers to birth dates, anniversaries, and passwords. The list is endless. There’s no limit on the number of numbers we use daily or the way in which we use them.
On a daily basis the number of times we use some form of mathematics is very surprising. We add, subtract, multiply, and divide so much without even realizing it. We balance our check books, shop, exchange money, and tally up tips. Numbers are so much a part of our lives.
Might I offer an important piece of advice? Should any opportunity arise to learn something new about mathematics or numbers, take it. Learn everything you can about anything you can because there will come a time in your life when you will need it.