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Math Can Play a Revolutionary Role in Shaping Your Child’s Life

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When one asks from a child what he/she wishes to be when he/she grows up, one can hear a number of unique and wonderful answers. An astronaut, a teacher, a doctor, a superstar, an artist, a pilot and the list can go on and on. As a parent, it’s amusing to see your child dreams about being something someday.

With time and age, a child gains knowledge by leveraging the powerful tools of education. Studying math, science and arts helps in understanding what it takes to achieve one’s dreams.  Also, being adept at these basic subjects certainly makes life easier at later stages. As kids grow, they start seeing things in a realistic manner, the choices they make depend heavily on the knowledge they acquire through education.

It’s a common practice to overlook the importance of math competency in early childhood. However, as a child grows, you as a parent start realizing the importance of problem solving skills. Not knowing the math fundamentals definitely creates a disadvantage in many spheres of life. At Cuemath, we believe that with fun and effective learning methods, one can challenge the math phobia (often a big heavy cloud in mind) and can enjoy the several perks the subject has to offer for your child’s overall growth.

Let’s take a dive into the soul of this subject, and see what it has in store for your child’s future.

  1. Finances – Money Play 

Counting, sorting and organizing money is a big part of one’s routine. Yes, it’s a prerequisite to survive. However, does it end there? No. We learn to think big. As a kid, your child gets pocket money that he/she saves in a cute piggy bank for candies, birthday outfit and perhaps the new toy.

When your child grows up, math helps him/her to understand the various options to save and grow money through investments and saving schemes. One needs good analytical skills to work out percentages for things like interest rates, allowances, etc. to compare the best options to save and grow money, say for a dream house by the beach.

  1. Strategic Planning – What, When and Why?

The 21st century is driven by data that one is only able to analyze if one is adept at math.  With the help of data, one can see where we are and where we want to be. Numbers help us in planning ahead and save both time and resources.

Apart from good math skills required to do business, one also needs it to plan routinely tasks and hobby pursuits. For example in order to decorate your home, and to work out how much material is required, one ought to optimize math skills to get the maximum output with minimal inputs.

So, we can say good planning goes a long way!

  1. Career – Your Journey

We all face a common dilemma, what to be and what not to be. We must follow our heart and choose a career path that we are passionate about. We can easily draw the correlation between math and professions like banking, accounting, and engineering.  While both commerce and technology have their heart and soul in math, many alternative careers like music, photography, art, design, equally require analytical and problem solving skills with an aesthetic sense.

For example – A musician works with notes and fraction and each note has a different shape to indicate its beat length and time. Notes are classified in terms of numbers as well. Similarly, photography requires understanding of math on how to use the different parts of camera like shutter speed, aperture openings, the rule of thirds and more.

  1. Logic and Reasoning – The Way You See It

Algebra and geometry helps in building strong cognitive and reasoning skills that assist in the decision making process.  All competitive exams also test the logical and reasoning abilities of the students to give rational answers under pressure.

With strong math fundamentals comes a natural blend of mind towards problem solving and it gets easy to calculate say if a deal is profitable enough or not.

No wonder math can play a revolutionary role in shaping your child’s life.

“The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”

– S. Gudder.

 

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Meryl Vincent

Campaign Associate at Cuemath
Meryl is the resident blogger at Cuemath. She works with Cuemath teachers and students to bring out their math related stories. Apart from this, she also collaborates with the Curriculum team at Cuemath to bring out the fascinating side of math through articles and contests. You can contact her on meryl@cuemath.com for any blog related enquiry.

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