Although it may be hard to believe, I am not the sole person who sees value in studying math. Before we begin with my thoughts, it might be helpful to see what others have to say.
5 Reasons Why You Should Study Mathematics – This article from The Complete University Guide talks about why you should pursue mathematics as your main focus of study. While that isn’t the main focus of this blog, it brings up some good points for how mathematics can make you more marketable.
10 Reasons You Should Study Math – In this six minute video, Danny Doucette argues for why math should be studied and touches on things such as the transferability of skills, the nature of developing industries, and the responsibilities of citizens, among others.
The importance of maths in everyday life – The author of this article from the Times of India is a math teacher. Not only do they give great reasons to study math, they also give great advice in how to teach it, especially for younger students.
Why Do We Learn Math – While the entire series of articles this is a part of is fantastic, this most directly addresses our topic at hand by taking the statement, “Math makes you think,” and explaining one way it actually does that.
6 Everyday Examples of Math in the Real World – Are you curious how math is used at home? This article focuses on math outside of a potential workplace to how it might benefit you more generally.
Examining How Mathematics is Used in the Workplace – This article seeks to examine a few studies on how math is used in workplaces from automobile production to nursing. Published by the Mathematical Association of America, it is a dense but interesting read.
Table of Examples – Tired of articles and just want to look up an example for your chosen career? Then this page is for you. Published by the Math Department at British Columbia Institute of Technology, it provides examples of problems that might be seen in various fields.