10 Reasons Why We Need Math

10 Reasons Why We Need Math

So often as parents, you tell your children to study because they would rather be doing anything else. Here are 10 reasons why they should study to be able to use their MATH skills:

  1. Math helps you figure out if you have enough money to buy the newest (insert toy, game, or electronic device of choice). Remember they must add tax at xx% of the cost.
  2. Math helps you figure out how to use a recipe for cooking or baking, whether you need to double or halve a recipe to serve more or less people for which the recipe was created.
  3. How far it is to the after-school sports field and calculating how long it will take to arrive there is a regular reason to use math.
  4. Learning to play an instrument and playing music requires the use of math to keep the appropriate beat and rhythm when playing with other people in a band or orchestra.
  5. Math helps you calculate tips on restaurant meals and/or whether you have been accurately charged for your meal.
  6. Math helps you calculate the amount of raise you will receive if a 5% increase is associated with your “Excellent” review.
  7. Knowing basic math principles keeps you from having to carry around a calculator because good use of math allows you to do many calculations in your head. Check out our Mind Math Junior program here.
  8. Building a tree-house, doll-house, dog-house or family house requires the use of geometry and trigonometry related to the accurate use of square footage and angles to roofs.
  9. When it is time to buy their first car, math will be important to calculate the amount they may pay to “borrow” the money through a loan.
  10. Being able to “do” math, or doing math very well is the difference between what type of job you will be able to secure when you are out of school.  We will discuss those jobs in a future article.

What other reasons can you add?

  • Avatar for Emilee Tarver
    Emilee Tarver
    Posted at 16:02h, 04 April

    we need math to figure out the dosage of a certain medication a certain person may need.

    • Avatar for Me You
      Me You
      Posted at 04:35h, 21 May

      Smart child

  • Avatar for Shut Up
    Shut Up
    Posted at 04:35h, 21 May


  • Avatar for Destiny carolane crider
    Destiny carolane crider
    Posted at 13:57h, 18 June

    You need math because if u didn’t have it how would u pay for toys for your kids and your house bill,food,and so on you really need math it’s important to ur future

  • Avatar for Destiny Carolane crider
    Destiny Carolane crider
    Posted at 14:00h, 18 June

    Students need to know that math is very important to ur future and if we didn’t have it i don’t know what we would do with ourselves

  • Avatar for tedd y
    tedd y
    Posted at 15:23h, 21 August

    my idea is to know how much stuff you have

  • Avatar for you have a problem
    you have a problem
    Posted at 15:43h, 21 August

    all this stuff is about money :{

  • Avatar for Summer Weeks
    Summer Weeks
    Posted at 14:45h, 23 August

    We already carry calculators with us regardless, they’re called phones, and while I do agree that the basics are important, you would only need more advanced math if you’re pursuing a career that would need it. Further validating my opinion that advanced math, as well as other subjects, should be optional. Subjects such as health, humanities, home ec, etc. Should be mandatory, as well as the basics of other subjects

  • Avatar for Welp heres my info for you
    Welp heres my info for you
    Posted at 00:56h, 19 September

    without math we wouldnt be able to do fun activities like dance, (counting steps) and sports as well