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Exclusive Role Played by Maths in Shaping Every Child's Life

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29 January 2021

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Introduction:

When one asks a child what he/she wishes to be when he/she grows up, one can hear several 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 the arts help 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 really seeing things, 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.

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4 Key Ways in Which Maths Impact Your Life 

  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, a birthday outfit, and perhaps a 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 and save both time and resources.

Apart from the good math skills required to do business, one also needs it to plan routine tasks and hobby pursuits. For example 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 hearts 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 fractions 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 an understanding of math on how to use the different parts of the camera like shutter speed, aperture openings, the rule of thirds, and more.

  1. Logic and Reasoning – The Way You See It

Algebra and geometry help 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.


Conclusion

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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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Role of Maths

What is the role of math in our world?

The body of knowledge and practice is known as mathematics is derived from the contributions of thinkers throughout the ages and across the globe. It gives us a way to understand patterns, quantify relationships, and predict the future. Math helps us understand the world — and we use the world to understand math.

How maths is useful in our day-to-day life?

Maths is used everywhere. Take cooking for example. It is a very common practice to use a half or double in the recipes. In such cases, proportions and ratios are used by people to make accurate calculations of each of the ingredient.


External References:

1.  What Mathematics Education May Prepare Students for the Society of the Future? | SpringerLink

2. D_Ambrosio.pdf (mathunion.org)

 


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