Math is present in everyday life; it surrounds a person wherever they go. It is involved with purchases, computers, and new inventions which are used on a day to day basis. People sometimes do not realize the amount of math that surrounds them and the amount of math that they use every day. The sort of math that is needed for a person to be competent in our society is not very complex. A person should be able to do the basic addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication. They need this to be able to handle money, prepare food, and to do simple calculations that are present in all job types. Also, because everything so global now one needs math in order to compete in today’s market.

In determining the level of math knowledge that should be required, the problem lies in accounting for the differences in intelligence of each unique individual. As with every subject, a certain number of individuals will undoubtedly fail and be unable to comprehend the material. However, I believe that every individual should be pushed to gain the greatest understanding of mathematics that they are personally capable of obtaining. The study of mathematics is extremely important for many reasons. For me, math is useful in teaching discipline. This subject requires an individual to constantly make an effort to comprehend new material, part of which requires completing homework on a regular basis to be collected. I will use in my case being that I am an online student who haven’t taken mathematic in many years have difficulties when my 7th grader is doing Algebra 1. Yes, I can assist him but only so far because my knowledge in mathematics is limited to general. Being able to take college math will make me stronger where I am weak at. College math will build my self-esteem and confidence in many ways.

If an individual is unable to perform simple mathematical processes, he or she finds himself in a highly disadvantaged situation that lacks a certain understanding of how things...