Written by Christina Pappas, 16 years old
In the field of education, teachers show a great deal of importance in understanding mathematics, to learn how to count, for example, so that we can buy something and know how much it will cost.
Either we want it or not, mathematics plays an important role in our everyday life and is associated with other sciences such as physics, biology, medicine, economics, even psychology and sociology. Mathematics answers to queries that we have not even imagined, for example, what are the chances to succeed in exams or how high or low the temperature will be tomorrow. They also help develop the collective thinking, so they can convince someone about the correctness of what you say, by the use of arguments!
When we deal with mathematics, we often say that “we cannot solve an exercise – it is too difficult to understand it”. Ultimately, mathematics is a misunderstood science, and many of us are “afraid of it”. What we need to understand is that mathematics is not just a science, but a language that we can all learn if we want to. For example, in order to learn a language like French or German properly, we need to understand the rules of grammar and syntax so that we can speak correctly. Mathematics has a specific methodology and logic that if someone follows correctly will lead to exceptional results.
It is important to understand that the magic of mathematics does not lie in a numerical equation, but in another way of thinking that can solve the different problems that exist around us.
Even if you do not love maths, and it seems like something difficult, you will discover their real value and –believe me– you will be impressed by how mathematics is related to everything!