# As a math teacher, if your son or daughter asked you why he or she needed to learn math in school, what would you tell him or her?

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Math teaches a person to think on his (or her) feet. It teaches **mental calculation** skills and allows a person to work out prices in a store when there's discounts, to calculate percentage discounts and so on.

Math helps a person work out a **budget** and then stck to it by adding up costs. It allows a person to with **statistical information** such as averages and so on.

When a person has a job and , for example, gets an increase, math allows that person to calculate what his increase is.

Math is a logical subject so teaches a person to think **logically**, in a **sequence.** So math **exercises** the **brain **and forces a person to find **the correct solution**. Most math problems have a specific solution not various solutions.** Critical thinking skills **are therefore enhanced.

So in a nutshell, math teaches:

**mental calculation skills****logical thinking****enhanced critical thinking****problem solving skills****skills to work with budgets, percentages, averages, general statistics**

Wherever you set your gaze is mat. unforunately math isn't always so clear how has to get into a subject. But this is the reasl engine of human mind. Math is logic, and mind is logic, Math is to think , is to solve problem and to learn to solve problems greater than, coming on and on. A math student have to be patient, an dont' await to know at once what problem produced a particular subject. Math is as well as a house, often to see all shaped have to build it brik to brick, step on step.They report story of a Pitagora's student ask him "what is math fruitfull like" and he asked an assistant to give student a coin afterword to fire him out. Be patient , learn to love math berfore ,and step to spet you are able to see "what fruictfull is like".