From the symmetry of a classical building to the unfurling of a flower, the harmonies of the natural and human-world can be illuminated by the study of Maths. It is also a deeply pragmatic subject, bringing sense and order to seemingly abstract concepts: whether you are tallying up your monthly outgoings, building a website, or trading commodities on the London Stock Exchange, Maths underpins every facet of modern life. Learning Maths is thus a crucial life skill that enables learners to get ahead in a fast-paced, increasingly numeric world, where much depends on the measurement and handling of quantitative data. Although it can present challenges, learning how to break through these barriers provides learners with myriad opportunities to achieve.
Mathematics is eponymous; sometimes labelled as the purest of all the sciences. There is no doubt that it is at least the bedrock of invention and without it, our world wouldn’t function at all. From cooking and farming to retail selling to engineering, playing music to throwing a javelin, maths is essential in an astonishing number of day-to-day activities. Nature itself exhibits clear displays of mathematics, from the sub-atomic level to ones we can easily observe, such as the ingenuity of spiderwebs and the perfect hexagons of beehive combs.
In the UK, mathematics is a core subject along with English, and is taught in schools from a very young age and remains compulsory unit the age of 16. It is one of the most natural concepts for young minds to grasp, as children begin to identify numbers and mathematical problems all around them. Furthermore, it speaks a language that is universally understood across the world and this makes it especially exciting for the future of information sharing and technology.
Maths is also a facilitating subject, which means that when it comes into play in other subjects – as it does often (think sciences, IT, design, sports studies and many others) – a firm grasp of mathematics makes life easier.
Studying maths helps us find patterns and structure in the world we live in, and prevents chaos. It is a methodical application of matter, and implements logic and reason in order to reach the best outcomes. The present age is one of skill-development and innovations, and maths offers rationality to our thoughts. It is a tool used by humans for millennia in order to make life simpler and easier. Therefore, it is necessary in business and government, but also extremely useful in our day to day lives. It is also fascinating and highly dynamic as a subject, continually growing and changing as mathematicians and scientists expand on what they already know to discover new theories and inventions.
Maths develops analytical, research and problem-solving skills. Not only will studying maths help give you the knowledge to tackle scientific, mechanical, coding and abstract problems, it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects, managing budgets and even debating effectively. Further skills gained include power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability and even effective communication skills.
Maths is necessary in order to pursue careers such as accounting, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, mathematics teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few. It is also useful for careers such as architecture, medicine, dentistry, nursing, economics, geology, psychology and management studies.
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http://studymaths.co.uk – GCSE Maths Resources
https://collins.co.uk/category/Primary/Mathematics/Shanghai+Maths/ Shanghai Maths – New!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/ – BBC GCSE Bitesize
http://www.kumon.co.uk/private-tuition/maths-for-children/index.htm Kumon Mathematics Programme
http://www.sparknotes.com/math/ – Mathematics Sparknotes resource
https://www.mathematicsmastery.org Mathematics Mastery
http://www.mathsrevision.com – Revision resource created by a university professor
https://revisionmaths.com/gcse-maths-revision – GCSE Mathematics revision
http://math-quiz.co.uk – Online GCSE Mathematics and A-Level Mathematics Tests
http://www.mensa.org.uk/puzzles Mensa Maths Puzzles
https://www.lms.ac.uk – London Mathematical Society
http://www.ima.org.uk – Institute of Mathematics
http://www.mathscareers.org.uk – Mathematics Careers
https://www.bshm.ac.uk – The British Society for the History of Mathematics
http://www.euro-math-soc.eu – European Mathematical Society
https://www.elsevier.com/ – A selection of online Mathematics Journals
http://www.wolframalpha.com/examples/Math.html – A mathematical search engine
https://www.khanacademy.org – Mathematics resource up to secondary school level
http://patrickjmt.com – Video mathematics explanations
https://brilliant.org – Mathematics puzzles and problems
http://staircase12.univ.ox.ac.uk/content/mathematical-physical-and-life-sciences-0 Oxford Maths Reading Bank
http://www.m-a.org.uk/annual-conference Mathematical Association
https://www.imo-official.org International Mathematics Olympics
https://www.ukmt.org.uk UK Maths Trust and British Schools Maths Olympiads
https://www.teachitprimary.co.uk/maths-resources Primary Mathematics Resources
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study UK Mathematics National Curriculum for all ages – an excellent resource