10 Reasons to Love Math
Do you know all the wonderful things you can do with math? From splitting a bill with friends to calculating your GPA, math really is everywhere! We know it might not always feel relevant from your seat in math class, but learning how to use math in real life can show you just how fantastic, creative, and important it is to our world. Here are our top 10 reasons why we love math — and why we think you should, too!
1. Math is everywhere
From measuring ingredients to calculating change at the store, math is an essential part of our daily lives (whether you notice it or not!). It’s used in many fields, including business, engineering, technology, and even design. Math is also a crucial mechanism for problem-solving and critical thinking — so even if you don’t see an equation, there could still be hidden math!
2. Math is fun
Okay, okay, hear us out: math can actually be a lot of fun. As much as it may make you groan or roll your eyes sometimes, there are endless opportunities to explore new concepts and challenge yourself. There are lighthearted math riddles (peep our Instagram), fun and challenging games, and even creative projects that apply math in unique and exciting ways.
3. Math is creative
This might be a hot take from a bunch of math nerds, but math isn’t just about solving equations; it’s also a tool for creativity. Complex math equations are elegant and often visually stunning. Beyond that, we see mathematical principles enhance the beauty of the world and artistic expressions around us. Think of proportions in art, angles in architecture, and divisions of time in music — just to name a few!
4. Math is useful
Math is a powerful tool for making sense of the world around us. It helps us understand patterns and relationships, and it has a wide range of practical uses that we can apply to almost any field or situation (try us, we dare you!).
5. Math builds problem-solving skills
Math requires us to think critically and logically, so it helps us develop problem-solving skills that can extend into other areas of our lives. Whether you’re solving a math problem, cooking a meal, or trying to fix a leaky faucet, you’re flexing those same methodical muscles.
6. Math encourages curiosity
You don’t have to work for NASA for math to engage and inspire you! Math is full of interesting details and challenging concepts that encourage curiosity. Exploring math can open up new worlds as you discover new theories, master concepts, and connect the dots from different perspectives.
7. Math leads to exciting careers
There are many rewarding careers that use math every day, including obvious ones in computer science, finance, and engineering. But did you know there are plenty of other careers that rely on mathematical principles? From architecture to aviation to marketing — and even sound design at concerts! — an understanding of math is critical and can offer the opportunity to innovate, create, and earn a great salary.
8. Math can be used in everyday life
Math isn’t just for academics and professionals; it’s also an essential tool for everyday life! Whether you’re budgeting your finances, measuring ingredients in the kitchen, or calculating the distance to your next destination, math is always there.
9. Math is good for your brain
Solving math problems requires focus and concentration, which helps keep your brain active and healthy. That means math is an excellent workout for your brain, so it can also help improve memory, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
10. Math is rewarding
After hours of sweat and tears at the kitchen table in front of a textbook, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of solving a challenging math problem. That sense of accomplishment and satisfaction is something that everyone can enjoy — and we really love an “a-ha!” moment around here.
As the great astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “Math is the language of the universe. So the more equations you know, the more you can converse with the cosmos.” (Does anyone else have chills??)
All that to say: by learning math, we not only develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, but also gain a deeper appreciation for the world around us. Whether it’s your Saturday afternoon cookie-baking, a high-powered career path, or a stroll around the museum, there’s some math magic behind it all. We hope you embrace the beauty of math, and we can’t wait to see where it takes you!