Why Math Is Important

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If I was to describe mathematics I would describe it as using numbers to solve problems. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, mathematics is “the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations”. I believe mathematics is not just a class you have to take in school. It is not just a class that students dread to take in school. Some students will do anything to avoid mathematics. I prefer to take the path less traveled as poet Robert Frost would say, “I love math and would consider it my favorite subject in school since I was a kid”. I consider mathematics to be a unique and intelligent …show more content…
Numbers are used everywhere and I believe that mathematics is the most important class for anyone to take in school. Even for the basic survival job we need at least some knowledge of math. For example if I have to work in a store as a cashier when I am paid in cash and I need to do math in order to give them back the right amount of change make change I feel a little anxious because I know I need to do the math in order to give them back the right amount of change. I rely on a calculator most of the time but I wish I could do the math in my head because it would be much easier. I rely on a calculator most of the time but I wish I could do the math in my head because it would be much easier. I would love to understand math better, especially in using critical thinking. I feel like math helps us to think in a very different way than we usually do. Math forces us to use reasoning and patterns as opposed to simply writing down an answer and hoping it is …show more content…
I am hoping to learn new ways to think mathematically. I want to be able to connect what we learn to real world situations. I have yet to have a math class in this college and therefore I have high expectations. I am not expecting an easy A and I am willing to work for the grade I desire. I am looking forward to getting to meet new people in this class and also learning from them as well. I have always enjoyed learning from my peers and also helping them as well. I think that working in groups and trying to figure out the answer rather than listening to a teacher explain the answer is a great idea. I think it will help us expand our minds and bond with each other. I have already learned so much from the past few classes. I am only nervous about a few things. My biggest concern is how the grading will take place. I think the grading should be fair and I like the idea of having it based on participation. My biggest fear is the oral quizzes because I tend to do better on paper when it comes to explaining things. Overall, I am excited for this class and want to learn more about mathematics this

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