“**The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple**“

Mathematics is constantly applied in our day to day activities.Let’s take a look at some real-life examples where mathematics is used and appreciate its importance.

**Cooking**

Mathematics is used to measure the ingredients while cooking. Different metrics are used to measure solid and liquid ingredients.

**Money**

Counting money includes mathematics. Paying for items purchased, getting the balance payment pack involves addition subtraction of money.

**Time**

Calculating time to complete or perform an activity, travelling from one place to another involves mathematics as well.

**Medicine**

Doctors prescribing medicines, measuring the dosage or counting the number of tablets to be taken in a day is once again a great example of the use of mathematics.

**Architecture**

Mathematics is widely used in the field of architecture such as to determine the size of the plot, depth of the foundation etc.

**Shopping**

The total experience of shopping involves using a whole lot of mathematics- from selection of say a piece of clothing on the basis of size tillÂ paying via cash or credit card.

**Sports**

In the field of sports, calculating the number of players, the scores, start and finish time, tracking performance all include the use of numbers.

**Driving**

Mathematics is used to calculate distance, time taken to travel and also speed of the vehicles.

**Music**

Length of notes, start and stop time for musical instruments and singing has full use of mathematics.

**ExercisingÂ**

Mathematics is put into use while exercising too. Keeping track of the count, duration, calories burned during a workout requires various modes of calculation.

MathematicsÂ impacts everyday occurrences in diverse ways. Sometimes we use mathematics without even realising it. It is an inevitable part of life.

#### Sharmila Suresh

Sharmila Suresh is the Program Director and an Abacus instructor for over 3 years. Her philosophy is to create an environment that fosters the importance of learning and a strong work ethic. She is very passionate and teaches from the heart while allowing students to discover their abilities and mould them into confident individuals.

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