Why you need those vital maths skills

May 12, 2016

Everything we do in life has one thing in common – Maths. Going out for dinner, planning a holiday and even choosing what toothpaste to buy all involves numerical and logical thinking. Everyone needs a good understanding of maths in order to make sense of numerical problems life throws at us. Take a look at these 3 reasons why you need those vital maths skills:

Logical and Critical Thinking

The discipline of the mind that you develop when studying maths can be carried over into everyday life. It will help you understand how you have arrived at a solution to a complex problem and enable you to think about statements that are even true or false.

Gain life skills

It is hard to live independently without basic maths skills, as you need to know important skills such as learning about money and calculating percentages and fractions. These skills are essential for following a recipe, working out a sale price, managing a budget and many other things.

Supports education and careers

Most jobs that you apply for will require a maths skill, even in fields that are unrelated to the subject. Cashiers will need to be able to accurately count money, whilst a retail assistant may need to work out the cost of items in a sale. People that are skilled in maths will have the ability to apply for higher paying jobs in careers such as accounting, medicine and engineering and therefore become more successful.
If you are struggling to get a job, want help in understanding your job better or even wanting to improve your maths skills to help in everyday life, then improve your skills in one of our maths courses today!
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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Why you need those vital maths skills
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