The Math Science Nucleus is proud to announce the winners of the
Dana Raimondi Math Program Essay Contest on “Why Math is Important.”
Competing in 2014 were 250 students from Brier, Blacow,
Grimmer, Mattos and Vallejo Mills, all from Fremont Unified
School District.
Brier
Elementary
Kiya
Johnson
I think math
is important because we need it for a lot of things in the world.
If you have certain interests, math is something you most
likely use a lot of the time.
You might be using math without even knowing it.
For example, I play soccer.
If I am trying to score a goal, I need to think about which
way to position myself to score a goal.
I might need to be a 60 degree angle if someone nearby is
blocking me. It’s not just me who uses math when playing sports.
Playing basketball, football, baseball, softball, and others sports
also requires a little bit of math at some point.
When you are
an adult you use math when you are shopping, working, doing taxes,
pretty much everything! Math may not seem fun, but you gave to
admit-it’s everywhere! It’s not only used for sports and doing adult
things, but for doing homework, playing video games, and even
watching T.V.! The world
that surrounds us is full of math.
It is very important and basically follows us everywhere we
go. Math is one of the
most important things in the world, whether we can see it or not.
Gloria
Soriano
Math
is the greatest knowledge. Mathematics is something we use every day
because it plays a large part in everything we do.
If you’re at school you’ll find that math has much to do with
many of your other subjects, not just math class.
With any job you’ll ever want, it’ll be required to have a
knowledge of mathematics. Managing the money you earn form your job
will also require mathematical skills.
In school,
parents are always encouraging their children to do well in math
class. Math class isn’t
the only area that requires capability in mathematics. History
wouldn’t exist without mathematics because we would be unable to
keep track of important dates. Math was used a long time ago to
create exact methods that help us keep track of time, so we wouldn’t
have to use the stars like prehistoric man. Science has always been
linked to math; for example, we use math to organize data from
experiments onto graphs. Math is also used in the form of measuring
to insure adding the right amount of a chemical into a procedure.
It’s important to have the equal amounts of elements in an
experiment to get exact results and, perhaps, evade danger, like
explosions.
Math is used
a lot in school and the necessity of it doesn’t change when you get
a job. For example, nurses and doctors use math every day to inject
the right amount of medication into their patients and monitor
changes in their health.
Architects use ratios and measuring to make scale models of their
buildings. The model
helps them to make sure the real thing won’t have any fractures in
its structure that could make it collapse.
Even a restaurant employee needs to have skills in math in
case the cashier machine breaks down.
Mrs. Soriano said, “When I worked at a restaurant, an
employee would get fired if they couldn’t give customers their
change when the cashier broke down.”
Not only does
math help us do our work and keep our jobs, but it also manages the
money we earn. People who know how to use math while making
investments can avoid debt and being taken advantage of by dealers,
contrary to those who don’t use math. For instance, you’re looking
for a new car, according to
http://money.msn.com,
when you sit down with the dealer to calculate the costs, they will
start giving you discounts and info on the prices. “The dealer will
try to confuse you with all those percentages and numbers and draw
your attention to the monthly payment. If you’re focused on that
payment, you can get stuck paying a higher interest rate, which
could rise even higher if not paid fast,” said Mrs. Soriano, a smart
buyer.
Mattos Elementary
Michael
Du
Math is the
language of the world. Everyone uses it and understands it. Poor
people, rich people, even young and old people all use math. Math is
used to calculate everything and keeps the world in order. Humans
use every type of math from complex algorithms to simple adding and
subtracting. All these forms of math are used daily. The day that
math was invented was a glorious day indeed and today mathematics is
an essential part of human life. Pythagoras, Euclid and Archimedes,
and many others have spent their lives delving into this one
subject. Math is the beginning of all science and sciences like
physics and engineering revolve around math. Because of math we are
able to accomplish many things that would otherwise be impossible,
like cooking, balancing a checkbook, and verifying information.
Without math, these would all be impossible. Math is the key to
understanding. Math is logic, logic is understanding, and with no
understanding all civilizations would fall apart. A world without
math is a world without order, without understanding, and without
learning.
Samyak
Yadav
Math is used
for everything, which is why it is so important. It is used daily,
for learning, science and engineering. Math is a huge topic, even
computer software is built from it. Math can be used for something
as simple as a cash register, or for something as big as the White
House. Carpenters need to know angles, and engineers need to know
algebra. Math may seem difficult, but it’s a cake walk when you
really understand it. Math is one of the subjects that society is
built on. Without it, the world’s society would be completely
different. That is why
math is so important.
Vallejo Mill Elementary
Zhihui
Liang
Math is
really important to our life.
Without math we wouldn’t be able to invent anything. We use
math to make cars and airplanes.
We can’t build houses without math because we need to measure
the length of walls, doors, and windows.
We also have to measure the houses’ angles and how much space
it takes up. People use
math to create money. We use money to be fair. Without money, many
of us would fight over stuff, because who wouldn’t want free stuff?
We use math to tell time.
The minutes, hours, and days are made by math.
Everybody uses time to keep track of every event.
We use math every day. We use math when building, drawing,
shopping, playing on the computer, and working. Math is significant
to our lives.
Blacow
Elementary
Alan
Henriquez
Everyday
students are sitting during math lesson or many math classes
impatiently waiting for the math lesson to be over and complaining
out loud, “I’m never going to use this stuff in my life!” They might
be right in specific responsibilities in different fields in
college. However, they don’t think how they accomplish these
responsibilities. Math is important because if you think about it,
math is everywhere! No matter what job, college, or even daily
routine you go or do, you need math. Without math, life could never
be the same. Math connects to different subjects such as science,
technology, and medical fields. Just think of a company without
math, it could never be established. That is why math is important
to me.
Madisen
Rodriguez
Why is math
important? That is a simple question to answer. It’s because math is
everywhere and can relate to our daily lives. Cooking and shopping
are some of the most common activities. They include math. Not just
common activities include math, uncommon activities such as
calculating how much fluid is in the human body or trying to find
out how many grains of sand are the beach shore.
Math is so
important because without it our daily lives would not be possible.
We need math to figure out the amount of gas to put in our cars so
we don’t get stranded in the middle of nowhere. Math is everywhere
and that is why we need it.
Grimmer
Elementary
Annabella Mata
Math is
important, yes can’t you see. Math is important, very much to me.
We use math in different places, and use it very well, so yes
can’t you see, math is very swell. We use it in a race, to tell
who won which place. We use it when we make boats, to tell which
dimensions will help it float. We use math for time, like the
numbers on a clock. The numbers that change, when the clock goes
tik tok. We use math to tell, how tall we are, and use it to
tell the age that we dwell. We use math for different things, we
use math for practically everything. Math is important, yes you
can see. Math is important, very important to me.
Angelo
Gonzales
In this essay
I will prove my point in saying that math is important. Sure they
might never graph linear equations and determine slope in a workday,
but the cool math skills they acquired while completing these
problems will last a lifetime. Math shows you that you can reach a
certain series of steps in a particular order, and complete each
step without making an effort.
Life doesn’t
allow you to redo anything most of the time, but when it comes to
stuff you do over and over on a regular basis, you’re allowed to
change in between attempts, for instance consider what you do every
morning to get ready for work or school.
If your process consists of waking up and getting ready,
having breakfast and going to work, you must complete each step
successfully to develop a routine.
Although, if
you miss one step the process is ruined.
Therefore I have proved my
point in which saying why math is important.
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