Among you, is there anyone who loves maths really?

France
January 20, 2010 8:28am CST
Some people say that they like maths just because it's a difficult subject, but do you really do maths exercises everyday?
3 responses
@ramos7881 (345)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I really do love math. I use math in my job at times, but it is not a big part of it. I have made it a part of my job though. I use math to help me plan my day. For example, if I need to see 25 people which includes charting on each person and I only have 6 hours to do it in, how much time will I have with each person? After a couple of hours, I look at what I have accomplished and if I am not on track then I reorganize my day - if I still have 10 people to see, but I am averaging 20 minutes per person, which 6 do I have to see today? I had a job several years ago loading boxes onto pallets. It was a very boring, repetitive job so I would estimate how many boxes I needed to stack before I would be done, how long it would take me and also how many pallets I would be able to load before lunch, before the end of my shift, etc. I do love math!
• France
20 Jan 10
Man!! i'm an algorithmic engineer :), what do you do in your life?
• United States
23 Jan 10
I work in healthcare, so when I do have to do math, it had better be done right - people's health (and sometimes life) depends on it!
@Geomos (323)
• South Africa
20 Jan 10
Mathematics and physics are very important subjects which I use in my profession every day. The joy of mathematics is that it actually teaches you to think logically and reasonably when solving problems. I suppose I am fortunate, in that I don't have to do maths exercises everyday, it is part of my everyday life. It is very satisfying when you calculate, for example, the position of an element of construction and it actually falls into place.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I like math. It is fun to do. Well to keep up with math you have to try and relate math to outside principles. Like in kindergarten when you learn 4 quarters=1 dollar is the same as 25+25+25+25=100. It is, at least for me, a perspective you have to kind of start yourself but others can help you relate.