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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.

  1. Cooking

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

  1. Money

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

  1. Time

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

  1. 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.

  1. Architecture

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

  1. 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 till  paying via cash or credit card.

  1. 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.

  1. Driving

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

  1. Music

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

  1. Exercising 

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

Mathematics  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

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.