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 2015 were 350 students from Brier, Blacow, Cabrillo,
Durham,
Grimmer, Mattos and Vallejo Mills, all from Fremont Unified
School District.
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Blacow
Elementary
Aliyah Miranda
Do you know how much you need math? Lots of
people don’t, but you don’t have to be one of them. Maybe you don’t
like math, and that’s understandable because it can be challenging
at times, but try to imagine life without it. How would you know how
much time ‘till your favorite TV show? What if you want to buy a toy
for your little sister and a video game for yourself? How would you
know how much money they both cost? Let’s take a look at some of the
categories math is crucial in.

Dana Raimondi and Dr. Morris
presenting awards 
Math is an
important skill to know for any job. You need math to know how much
you’re getting paid and how much they’re taking for taxes. Also you
must know how much your getting paid by the hour, when to start and
when to stop. One example is a chef. A chef must know how to measure
an ingredient for a excellent dish. If the chef doesn’t it could
taste weird and be a complete disaster. Another good example would
be construction workers. If they didn’t calculate things right,
there would be falling buildings
everywhere.
At home is mainly where people forget that
they’re using math. You use math when you cook by measuring and
timing things. When you clean you decide what proportion of soap you
will use and how long it will take to finish cleaning each section.
Another way you use math at home is when you are painting something,
redecorating, or remodeling you need measurements. You also need
math skills to pay bills.
It is good to know math to keep up with your
health. Counting calories and adding them up throughout the day is
math. That’s important because if you take in to much or to little
it will affect your health. It is also important to know how to read
the percentages of fat, sodium, protein, etc. on nutritional facts
of food. It is most crucial when doctors or nurses give you a dosage
of medicine. If the doctor or nurse gives you to much or to little
of a certain medicine it could kill you.
Sports also make math necessary. You must
know at what angle works best for the ball. You also decide how much
power you give to hit the ball at a speed that will send the ball
across a certain distance. Another way is when you add up points in
the game.
When shopping, it’s very important to know
math. You have to add all the things you are buying, plus taxes. You
may have to figure out discounts or sales. Also if you don’t give
the exact amount you have to know exactly how much you should get
back. If you didn’t know math when shopping if would be very
difficult to buy your necessities. So now that you have seen all the different categories math is
important in, do you see how much you need math?
Math is
everywhere you look, you can’t avoid it. The next time your
teacher gives you a math assignment that you just don’t like,
think about how this will help you later because math is life.
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 rs. Soriano, a smart
buyer.Xuyang Chen

Karen Anderson, Master of
Ceramonies 
Math is an important part of human logical
thought and human evolution: nothing would be done without it. The
first intellectual invention of humans was the counting system, the
heart of all mathematics. Having all foundations made, our
ancestors, built more and more on it. The second event in math was
multiplication. Having known how to keep track of possessions by
counting and recording by rocks and marks, our ancestors invented
multiplication by using one stone to represent multiple objects, and
one could now move easily keep track of large quantities of things
and avoid miscounting.
As humans learned to grow crops and breed
livestock, they settled in permanent homes and had more recreation
time. From then on, discoveries came faster and faster. People tried
to use math for more and more things. They found out how to measure
objects, and invented different numerals (1,2,3,etc) place values,
and angles. People then realize that they didn’t necessarily need to
use math for things in everyday life, and could purely use math like
geometry. They then applied these concepts to the real world and
made math more sophisticated. Then Isaac Newton came and invented
calculus the used to calculate the outcomes and amount of concrete
things. From this information, you may see how math plays such a big
role in logic and allows complex structures to be built. Without
math, we would still be caveman, hunter gatherers. In conclusion,
math is the thing that allowed many human facts to happen and
therefore it is very important.
Brier
Elementary
Haley McDonald
I feel that math is important because it is
part of everyone everyday life. Our life would be impossible if math
did not exist. “Every fact of life on earth uses math” Answer.com.
Here are some reasons why math is important balancing a check book
reading a clock, cooking, getting gas for your car, setting a alarm
clock and so on. When I think of today’s economy I realize that
everything depends on math for example cell phones, computers,
laptops, cars, stores, gas stations, houses, building, farming,
every job in the world. Electronics are basically a big pile of
math. Hospitals use medicine in many different machines that depend
on math, especially electricity almost everything we own was made
depends on electricity and electricity was invented from Math! This
world was built by Math.Estrella
Ramirez
Math is such an
important subject in life. Math other than being my favorite subject
is sort of a necessity in life. I’m not going to go on and list some
very bring reasons why math is important, but I will state my
opinion on this matter. It is important to know and understand math
is crucial in life whether you would like to be a teacher,
scientists, or ever doctor math will always show up no matter what.
A lot think, “I will never even do this in real life” but the sad
reality to some is that they probably will. Math is everywhere, at
the grocery store, at the doctors, and instead of moaning and
whining about this, we should feel delighted. Not everyone has the
chance to learn math, or even go to school. Math is sort of like
another language, like a secret code. I get to decode. I’m very
elated to have the opportunity to learn math.
Yebin Shin
Math is important in many ways, but first history of humanity
came a long way from ancient times until now. Trade, business,
tax, and every other calculations used math. Also, astronomical
observation and measurement of land are needed for agriculture
were directly been involved in the math. You can say that math
gained its name as a study in Greece, around the era of the 6^{th}
century, of course, even before that, some cultures developed
math a lot.
Now, modern mathematics are strongly using
basics to create a new formula. They are also continuing to make
progress, including application of other problems.
As I wrote in the beginning, mathematical is very
important for many things. Books and clothes can be examples of
them. Books have same area in the back as the front. Half of the
clothes have exact matching sizes as the other side. We need
math to make pens, erasers, robots, light bulbs, are all the
things. If we did not have any formula or math itself, we could
have been living like animals. We should not have houses. Some
of us could have already been eaten by carnivore animals because
we don’t have any weapons to resist just like ancient times.
That is why math is so important for humans, and can’t be apart
from us even if its only for a while
Cabrillo
Elementary
Giel Lumabao
Have you ever gone to the store to buy
something, but not sure if their giving you the right amount of
change that you should be receiving? You’re so excited to buy new
clothes and toys but you know nothing about math at all, so how are
you going to know which the better buy is. We can’t survive without
math. How are you parents supposed to know how much taxes they
should be paying without math? Road trips are fun right? But how can
you drive to Disneyland if you don’t know how long it takes to get
there, how else will you know the distance? You use math everyday
even outside of school and hanging out with your friends. For
example sports and games is fun right? But how do you know who has
the most points without math? Without math you won’t have a dream
job. You can use a calculator but what do you even know what to put
if you don’t know who to write the equation properly? Calculators is
not the answer, but intelligence and using math is.
Mattos Elementary
Grace Bergquist
As you scribble
down math problems, you bob your head to the beat of the music on
your headphones. When you’re done with your homework, you drift over
to the kitchen, drawn in by the sweet aroma of the freshly baked
cake.
After hovering over it for a while,
you walk over to your computer and start playing games. You think
for a second before you realize something you wouldn’t have cakes,
music, computers, and many other thing without math!
If math didn’t
exist, people would not be able to bake sweet delicacies such as
cake. Baking takes exact measurements, and without math, people
would not be able to make those measurements. Instead of getting a
delicious cake for dessert, it would come out ass a burned lump.
Without math, there wouldn’t be such a thing as music. People who
write and create music use specific counts and beats to make sound.
If there was no math, people would not be able to count the beats,
and therefore would not be able to make music.
You use your computer or smart phone almost
every day. You wouldn’t have those without math. Computer
programmers and inventors use coding to program electronics. Coding
uses numbers as well as letters, and therefore, without math, they
would not be able to code your electronics.
These are the reasons why math is so
important. Without math, the world wouldn’t be quite amazing as it
is today!
Katelyn Twist
Math is very important because without it,
we would not have been able to do many of the things we have done.
We would not be able to do some of science we do today. Chemistry
has a lot of math in it. You have to measure certain amounts of
ingredients to mix into the others. That’s math! Also e=mc2 and
other formulas are math! We would not be able to build large
buildings because we would not be able to have exact measurements
for boards or walls. Without math, you are able to say, “I want a 2
inch by 4 inch board!” Another thing that we do with Math is an
archaeologist can map out sites, putting different parts into
certain quadrants. If math wasn’t invented, we would not be able to
do a lot of useful things! Go Math!
Durham
Elementary
Juan Madera Rojo
Math is important because you use it all day
everyday 24/7. It is important because you use it when you buy stuff
so that you know you get the correct change back. Math is important
like food because without it you can’t live or survive. For example,
for cooking you need to know how much of some of the ingredients you
need. Without math food would be super salty, super sweet etc. We
wouldn’t be able to tell time if it wasn’t math. Math is also used
in many subjects for example science. It also helps you think
logically. You also need it for work such as doctors, designers,
engineers, architects, construction, electrician, banking,
televisions, insurance, repair, landscaping, law enforcement, etc.
That is why math is important in everyday life.
Julia Mecado
There are many reasons of why math is
important. Math is used in everyday life. For people to make binder
paper they have to measure how large the paper is and how much lines
it can hold with a certain measure for the width of each line. The
wright brothers had to build the very first plane with using math.
One wing couldn’t be shorter that the other in order to fly
properly. Math is used in all the jobs out there and even those fast
food restaurants. In order to drive math is involved as well. You
have to make a certain angle to make a right or left turn. Math is
necessary and needs to be used by everybody. If someone doesn’t know
how to use math it will be challenging later in the future. There’s
probably not a single thing on earth that can’t be solved by math.
Everything you see and everything you do has math involved.
Grimmer
Elementary
David Mullenix
Do you think math is
important? I know I do. Math is one of the most important subjects
in school, you can use it without thinking about it, and it is
important for getting a job. To being, math is one of the most
important subjects in school. It is easy to learn and apply. I
really like math, if you’re good at it, then you can be a
mathematician. You also use math for other subjects. Without math,
we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere in Science. You could also use
math in real life. Furthermore, you sometimes don’t know you’re
doing math. When you wake up at a certain time, then look at the
clock to see how much time you have, you just did math. When you go
to a restaurant and gave a tip. When you look at coupons, and see
something is fifty percent off, you cut the price in half without
realizing you did math. When you set an alarm to wake up, you did
math to find the time to wake up. Last but not least, math is
important for any job. To become a scientists, doctor,
mathematician, and many other jobs, you need to be good at math.
Even for sports you need to know math. For example, in baseball, a
batter has to calculate when to hit the ball. If you drive people
around for a living, you have to use math to calculate how fast you
can go without hitting the person in front of you. As a result, math
is important. It is one of the most important subjects in school,
you use it without realizing it, and it is important for getting a
job.
Iris
Rodriguez
Math is important because you need it
basically for everything! For example, in grocery stores you need
math because the cashier has to tell you what you need to pay. You
also need it for baking. You have to measure the cups of ingredients
and you need to know the portions. Scientists also need to know a
lot of math. They need to figure out measurements for their new
inventions. Also archeologists, need math to measure fossils that
they find underground. Math is also needed in houses. The house
makers have to figure out how big they want the house to be. Also
any bag of snacks have to be weighed because of all the snack bags
like chips, popcorn, cookies, and more all have to have the same
height. Human beings also have to know how tall they are and how
much they weigh. That is why math is important.
Vallejo Mill Elementary
Sahil Advani
I think math is
important for several reasons. Math is important to scientist
because, they use math to calculate the distance of an asteroid from
Earth. If math was not there scientists would not know when and
where that asteroid would hit. That would be mean scientist would
not know which areas to evacuate. Another importance of math is that
when it comes to calculating distance math is very important. If you
enter a destination into a GPS you get an estimated time arrival.
The GPS gives you the ETA using math. Math can even help calculate
an average speed for cars. Math is even used in everyday life. For
example in the kitchen when you make a cake you need to measure the
ingredients using math! Math is also useful to engineers when they
build robots. Engineers need to figure out how long, wide, etc their
robots. Archeologists use math to make grids to locate artifacts.
Another reason why math is important is that when people make
electronics, they use math to calculate the speed of their product.
These are the reasons why math is
very important.
Ayden Montoya
Math is important because you need it to tell
the time. Say you knit of crochet you need to know how to count in
order to do that. What if your job involves math? Say you have to
build a house; you’ll need to know how tall you’ll have to make it,
and how wide it needs to be. Math is also important in school to.
You need math to get through school and college so then you’ll get a
good life. You also need math when driving. Say you need to get gas
you’ll need to know how any gallons of gas you need. Also say you’re
going somewhere you’ll need to know how many miles to go before
turning. You also need Math in sports such as baseball. You need to
know how many bases to touch in order to win. You even need math in
tying a shoe. You’ll need to know how many knots to tie 1 or 2.
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