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# MATHEMATICS NOTES FOR FORM ONE - ALL TOPICS

Schemes of Work 2024

IMPORTANCE OF MATHEMATICS IN OUR DAILY LIFE - PART 1

1. Learning math is good for your brain

Research conducted by Dr. Tanya Evans of Stanford University indicates that children who know math are able to recruit certain brain regions more reliably, and have greater gray matter volume in those regions, than those who perform more poorly in math.  The brain regions involved in higher math skills in high-performing children were associated with various cognitive tasks involving visual attention and decision-making.  While correlation may not imply causation, this study indicates that the same brain regions that help you do math are recruited in decision-making and attentional processes.

2. Math Helps You with Your Finances

Math is also helpful with your finance. With the help of math, you can easily make your financial budget. You can calculate how much money you have and how you can spend your money. Almost every single human in the world uses math for their finance. The salaried person uses math to calculate their expenses and salaries. On the other hand, businessmen use math to calculate their profits and loss. They also use it to calculate their loans and many more. It highlights the importance of business mathematics and also plays a crucial role in business accounting.

3. Math improves problem-solving skills

At first, classic math problems like Johnny bringing home 42 watermelons and returning 13 of them can just seem a silly exercise. But all those math word problems our children solve really do improve their problem solving skills. Word problems teach kids how to pull out the important information and then manipulate it to find a solution.

Later on, complex life problems take the place of workbooks, but problem-solving still happens the same way. When students understand algorithms and problems more deeply, they can decode the facts and more easily solve the issue. Real-life solutions are found with math and logic.

4. Mathematics is applied in various fields and disciplines, i.e., mathematical concepts and procedures are used to solve problems in science, engineering, economics.