Why Maths Matters Most

Believe it or not, mathematics is all around us which is why you need to make sure you can handle the basics. From paying bills to buying lunch, everyone needs a good understanding of mathematical concepts. Here’s our list of why maths matters.

1. Sports

If you’re keen on sports, you need to understand maths. From managers, to supporters, through to players and referees, there are maths concepts abound. Many match decisions are made on the basis of statistics and percentages, while future success can be ascertained only by using some elements of maths.

2. Architecture

The pyramids of Giza

All buildings have maths at their foundations. Whether you admire the beauty of the Cubic houses in Rotterdam, the dizzying heights of the Eiffel Tower, the geometry of the ancient Egyptians, we wouldn’t have the masterpieces we do today without maths.

3. Games and Puzzles

Pretty much all games and puzzles have logic, maths and deduction at their core. The odds are not stacked in your favour in games like blackjack, roulette and in slot machines. Understanding maths can help you make informed decisions where probabilities are involved.

If you can come up with any reasons why maths matters most comment below.

By Morwenna Evans Wednesday, March 26, 2014