As teachers, educators, and parents, we get asked the question “Will I ever need math in real life?’ all the time, and we’re always excited to answer it.
Spoiler alert – the answer is YES…but do keep reading – it’s very cool how math is integrated/used in everyday life.
You may not know it, but math is a fundamental tool that is part of our daily lives. In fact, the moment you open your eyes and check the time, you have begun to use math. By checking the time, you’re exercising your time management skills to figure out if you must get up (or can hit the snooze button), and how much time you have to exercise, take a shower, eat breakfast, get to work or school, etc.
It is true that measurements, fractions and percentages (things that are taught in elementary school) are used in your everyday life for all your life. Math also teaches transferable skills like analytical skills, problem solving skills and collaborative skills, all of which will help a person build a successful career and live a rewarding life.
…But math also goes beyond the above.
In fact, math is so much intertwined in our daily lives that for most people, its use goes 100% unnoticed. It’s so easy to realize we are doing math when we’re in a math class, completing math homework, creating a budget, handling personal finances, shopping, calculating a tip at a restaurant, etc. It’s not so apparent or evident when we’re engaging in activities like watching a movie, playing a game, using tech, playing sports, gardening, cooking, or crafting.
Here are some examples of how math is used in everyday real life:
So, parents, if your child is asking you if they will ever really use the math they are learning in school in real life, the answer to share with them is YES, YES, and YES!
Math goes well beyond the classroom. It empowers people to make decisions all day and every day and it shapes daily experiences and lives.
And parents - if your child is interested in a career where math takes centre stage, there are so many cool careers (outside of Mathematician, Statistician & Physicist roles) to consider - Cryptographer, Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Game Developer, Game Designer, Data Scientist, Astronomer, Astrophysicist, Robotics Engineer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Forensic Analyst, Biostatistician, Artificial Intelligence Engineer and so much more.
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