Important Reasons for Learning the Fundamentals of Math

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Important Reasons for Learning the Fundamentals of Math

October 28th, 2008 | by Sol |

[ Editor’s note: This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of how to Become a teacher in Florida. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com. ]

Math is used in varying degrees in every single aspect of our daily lives, especially in the information age. Whether you are cognizant of this fact or not, computations are constantly running calculations are being made, and formulas are being proved. Our world is a mathematical world. What follows is a list five important reasons we need to have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of math.

Math is an integral part of daily life.

Whether you are balancing your checkbook or receiving change from the attendant at the gas station, math is being used. Mathematical processes are hard at work behind the scenes, keeping things working and operating smoothly. Having a firm understand of the basic principals of math is necessary to function and prosper on a daily basis.

Fundamentals are the building blocks for more advanced math.

If you have a firm grasp of the fundamentals of math, you will be able to learn more advanced mathematical processes far more easily. Having good math skills will ultimately save you time and reduce the need to need tutoring or remediation. Fundamentals are needed to move on; not having this foundation will result in more time spent on working on things that you should already know. Additionally, since each process builds upon prior knowledge and successful application of these skills, it is of the utmost importance that the fundamentals are solid.

Skills increase your speed and accuracy.

When time is of the essence regarding coursework or anything else that requires math skills, it is good to have your fundament math skills down pat. Your work will require less checking if you are certain that you have done the finer points correctly, and with accuracy comes speed naturally.

Early success is the beginning of future success.

Since our world is a mathematical world, it logically follows that establishing your simple math skills early on will ensure that you have the skills necessary to work toward success related to later mathematical endeavors. Whether you are interested in computer science, engineering, or any number of professions that utilize math on a regular basis, it behooves you to hone your mathematical skills sooner rather than later.

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This post was contributed by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of how to Become a teacher in Florida. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com.

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