# Mathematics In The Real World

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Most of us believe that Mathematics in the real world complicated calculations and formulas that have nothing to do with our day-to-day lives. Surprisingly though, if we pay close attention, there are many vital and essential aspects of our lives where we need to apply Maths concepts.

Most of us believe that Maths means complicated calculations and formulas that have nothing to do with our day-to-day lives. Surprisingly though, if we pay close attention, there are many vital and essential aspects of our lives where we need to apply Maths concepts.

**Maths is Everywhere!**

We often tell ourselves that the Maths we are taught in classrooms is of no use in our everyday lives. Yet, we use the skills developed in Maths lessons to help solve our day-to-day real-world problems. And when we are not able to solve these problems, we realize the importance of Maths.

**Cooking and Baking:**

How many times while cooking or baking, you had to change your recipe’s proportions based on the number of people you were cooking for or convert a recipe from Celsius to Fahrenheit and calculate the cooking time. It would not have been possible if you had not learned the concept of ratio

**Making Budget:**

Many of us like to make a monthly budget based on our incomings and outgoings; this is only possible because of our Mathematical skills. Read More-**Women Entrepreneurs in Today’s World****Health Parameters:**

Our Blood Pressure, Insulin Levels, haemoglobin, everything is measured in numbers. Also, while planning healthy diets, people use numbers to calculate the calories and nutritional values.**Time management:**

It is imperative to learn time management to become successful. Time management becomes more manageable if we know Maths. Things like how much time we need to finish a particular task and plan our day based on the activities we need to complete can only be calculated if we know Maths.**Travel:**

We even use Maths while traveling. Starting from when we plan our travel to estimate the amount of fuel needed to travel a particular distance, we need to know Mathematical concepts. It can also help us calculate the time we need to reach our destination based on speed and distance. Remember the time and distance questions you learned in your Maths lesson and thought you might never use them? Well, this is the time to apply those skills.**Shopping:**

Some of us love shopping and realize shopping is all about numbers. What is your budget? What is the quantity you want to buy? What is the price of the item you have selected? Is there any discount? What is the final cost? And the most critical question based on it, can you afford it?

So, we can safely assume that shopping requires us to be aware of a broad range of Mathematical concepts, from subtraction and addition to multiplication and even percentages!

And it doesn’t end here. It is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many other things for which we require Maths such as Home Interiors, Stitching, weather, Sports, Construction, Computers to name a few.

**Is proficiency In Maths a sign of intelligence?**

Maths is given a lot of importance in academics and when young people venture into the world for their livelihood. These days most companies and corporates, when employing people, look for a strong foundation in Maths. Many candidates are caught off guard when they realize that Mathematics is considered a prerequisite to measure their intelligence quotient (IQ).

Does it mean that people who are not proficient in Maths are not intelligent enough to secure desired jobs? Or the companies who test candidates based on their Maths proficiency are biased?

It has been proven that knowing Maths can help stimulate the brain and improves logical thinking. People who are good at Mathematics generally have good analytical abilities required in most jobs these days. In general, logic and Maths go hand in hand.

So in a way, we can assume that people good in Maths have it comparatively easy; however, we cannot reject people doing well, despite not being very good at Maths.

So in a way, we can assume that people good in Maths have it comparatively easy; however, we cannot reject people doing well, despite not being very good at Maths.