Math is Important


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Do you need to know math for doing great science?

Do you need to know math for doing great science?

Basics

Math is essential

Math has been around as long as our humanity has existed. Many cultures around the world has contributed to field of Mathematics ranging from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, China, India, Islamic Empire, United States, Russia and many parts of Europe.

Being good at Math is essential in all parts of our life whether you are doing a simple calculation for calorie counts or managing your everyday financial matters. Significant advances in physics, engineering, financial, bio tech, and many other fields would not have been possible without the ability to compute and process a lot of mathematical calculations and analysis at much faster speeds using technology. Being good at Math is required to score well in SAT and ACT while in high school but it also helps when taking the tests such as GRE and GMAT while in college. Mathematics also teaches a very valuable skill: Problem Solving. Any math problem can be solved in different ways by applying different techniques whether it is a simple multiplication or a complex integral. We learn tremendously when we explore and compare many different ways to solve a problem and find the most efficient and beautiful way of solving it. This valuable skill forms the foundation that helps us greatly when we are faced with problems in our professional and personal lives.

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How do I join?

Is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. Our members include university, college, and high school teachers; graduate and under- graduate students; pure and applied mathematicians; computer scientists; statisticians; and many others in aca- demia, government, business, and indus- try. We welcome all who are interested in the mathematical sciences.

Colleges

Top Math Colleges 2014

Top Math Colleges in America, 2014 Rankings, US News and World Report

MIT

Princeton University

Harvard University

University of California – Berkeley

Stanford University

University of Chicago

California Institute of Technology

University of California – Los Angeles

Columbia University

New York University

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor

Yale University

Cornell University

Brown University

University of Texas – Austin

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Careers

Career Path

General Recommendations on Career Path for Mathematics Majors

Basics

Studying Math

Why study Math? Great post by Duke – Department of Mathematics