Mathematics is not just a science. It’s an art. It’s not just about adding and subtracting numbers, but the basics are important in solving some of the most difficult problems in the world. Every aspect of our life is mapped out by mathematics. It’s everywhere and it’s beautiful. That’s why I’ve taken it upon myself to tell you why I love mathematics.
Math is the most challenging subject in the world
People love a challenge. So do I. Math always poses a problem, but the beauty is that it always has a solution. Whether it is null, zero, or an actual number, the problem can be solved. Did you know that there are actually mathematics problems that are so difficult that only one of them have been solved?
They are called the Millennium Prize Problems. They are made up of seven mathematics problems that were developed by the Clay Mathematics Institute. The problems are so difficult that a correct solution offers a reward of $1 Million.
Why would they invest in math problems, you ask? The person who can solve a Millennium Prize Problem would be one of the most prolific mathematicians in the world. A team can also participate, but the problems themselves are almost impossible to solve at this point in time. The only winner is Grigori Perelman, a Russian mathematician that solved the Poincare Conjecture.
Math lives in all of us
The reason why science works so well is that math is involved. Without it, we could not discover how our body works, how the environment thrives, or how the world evolves. Math is a vital part of discovery. Measurements and solutions are the keys to finding out the truth behind real-life problems. Compared to the mysteries of the human mind and the earth, the Millennium Prize Problems will seem like arithmetic.
That’s why I enjoy mathematics so much; because of its use and purpose. Without math, we would not be where we are today.
Math saves lives
Mathematics is essential in making sure that we are consuming the exact amount of nutrition that we need. It is also necessary to avoid the chemicals and elements that are toxic to our bodies. Not only that, math measures the amount of change in the environment. This includes our oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, sea levels, changes in temperature, and so much more.
Because of math, we are able to adapt to the world we live in. We make the necessary changes based on the measure of what is needed to keep our world safe.
Apart from that, math is significantly important in medicine. Math helps us calculate the amount of medicine needed or measure the size of the body for operations, treatments, and procedures. If we didn’t have math, we’d be overdosing, underdosing, or cutting the wrong parts of the body.
Math exists in all fields of study
Math encompasses more than just numbers. It is an important part of history, anthropology, linguistics, science, and even psychology. Math was developed to tell time, age, and it is also used as a language as well. For example, the binary language is made entirely of ones and zeroes.
It is extremely amazing how math has managed to be a part of everything that we know and love. We think little of its significance, sometimes thinking that we don’t need to learn math to survive in the world. The truth is that without math, none of us would probably be here.
Without math, we cannot move forward into the future. By keeping math close to our hearts, we will be able to solve problems, create new ideas, and maybe even change the world.