"Math is useless. I don't like Math. Why do I have to learn Math?" As a parent, you may hear these expressions a lot from your child. Here are essential facts to help you explain to your child the importance of Math in everyday life and why an edge in Math today can go a long way in the future.
Think about the last time you faced a difficult situation. Maybe we stopped and needed a little time to think. You may be wondering how to respond. Then, after making your choice, you may have pondered the consequences. Has the situation been resolved or unresolved?
Whether we realize it or not, we constantly make decisions that guide us through our daily lives. Classrooms are no different. Consider the number of daily interactions in a class of 30 students. Students with a lack of good decision-making skills can sometimes react to tough situations in negative ways.
Math is the perfect content area for building good decision-making skills. Solving math problems involves more than simply finding a single correct answer. Students make decisions throughout the process. Mathematics serves to evaluate and improve the quality of information in the face of uncertainty, to present and clarify options, to model available alternatives and their consequences, and even to control the smaller decisions necessary to reach a larger goal.
Decisions shape our lives. Mathematics rationalizes the shifting of information and the balancing of alternatives inherent in any decision. Mathematical models underlie computer programs that support decision making, while bringing order and understanding to the overwhelming flow of data computers produce.
Mathematical areas like statistics, optimization, probability, queuing theory, control, game theory, modeling and operations research – a field devoted entirely to the application of mathematics in decision making – are essential for making difficult choices in public policy, health, business, manufacturing, finance, law and many other human endeavors. Mathematics is at the heart of a multitude of decisions, including those that generate electric power economically, make a profit in financial markets, approve effective new drugs, weigh legal evidence, fly aircraft safely, manage complex construction projects, and choose new business strategies.
Mathematics serves to evaluate and improve the quality of information in the face of uncertainty, to present and clarify options, to model available alternatives and their consequences, and even to control the smaller decisions necessary to reach a larger goal.
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