We all know that Math is referred to as a Life Skill. What this means is that not only academically, but knowledge of Maths helps us in our daily life in numerous chores. Let us today understand this a little bit more to appreciate the importance of Maths, by looking at some interesting facts and some key uses of Maths in non-academic areas (our daily life).

Maths is a universal language being followed globally across every country, every state and by every human being irrespective of his religion or age. In this blog – we will pick different personas or characters to illustrate simple use cases in daily life where Maths is needed inevitably. You will realize the significance of Maths as you go through the below and will be amazed at such a vast use of Maths in daily life.

- Housewives regularly need to apply Maths concepts to create & manage the Budget of home, both knowingly and unknowingly. For e.g. they need to track the initial budget allocated for household expenses, then further track how much budget is spent so far on a daily or weekly basis, and also calculate how much is the remaining balance for the current month. Can this be done without knowledge of Maths? Of course not. Some housewives maintain a separate notebook to keep track of these expenses and some just keep all this data in their mind since they are on top of these expenses at all times.
- Maths fundamentals are also needed in kitchen all the time – example for doing measurement of ingredients during cooking, or measuring the time during the cooking process
- If a housewife goes to buy furniture, she will need approximate measurements of the rooms where furniture is to be kept, and the desired measurements of the furniture

- Managing money is one activity that every parent would like their child to learn proficiently. If a child is good at maths, he can easily keep track of his money since he will need to do basic counting, addition, subtraction etc. Piggy Bank is one effective way to promote this concept in kids and as parents we should always encourage kids to maintain their piggy banks to cultivate the habit of managing their own money until they become financially independent.
- Another simplest example where kids need to use Maths in their daily life is to count how many toys they have, which every kid is interested in at all times. Similarly, to count how many clothes they have in the wardrobe.
- Even a toddler who is not going to school need to use Maths in his basic activities like counting his fingers, eyes etc.
- Kids need to use Math concept for score keeping while playing any sports; be it cricket or football or volleyball. They may not realize this but inevitably no one can maintain a scorecard without being good in Maths.
- To see the time and manage their schedule for example the study time, play time or the television time.
- Another common area where kids make use of Maths is while doing any kind of exercise – whether during leisure time, or during the physical training period in school, almost every kid does exercise at some point or the other. Maths is used in counting repetitions in almost every exercise.
- For kids, an additional benefit of being strong in Maths is that it is the prerequisite for learning many other academic subjects like physics, chemistry and biology which are also based on basic Maths principles. If a child is strong in Maths, he will easily understand else he will struggle to develop a strong handle in these subjects.
- Kids can do their own shopping only when they know Maths. Today most superstores present multiple options for grocery shopping like a can of cold drink comes in a pack of 6 or 12 or 24. The higher the quantity the better the price is for the consumer. Similarly, most stores offer a %age discount as the total bill goes up. We should motivate the children to go and explore these deals on their own, do the calculation and identify the best deal for himself that gives them maximum value with minimum money spent. This will give them a feeling of being independent as well as make them financially aware.
- Maths helps in brain development – Any child who is good in Maths will also be good in critical and logical thinking since the world of Maths is based on formulas, equations and problem solving. These traits will help your child take important decisions in life based on facts and data, and more often than not he will lead to a success path due to carefully analysed decisions.

- Any common man cannot manage their day without knowing the basic Maths, for example Maths is needed to manage the basic daily schedule like work time or lunch break or rest time
- Another good example is to calculate the mileage of the personal vehicle. Every individual (who owns any vehicle) always needs to know the mileage to keep it in check.

- The modern GPS systems like Google Maps are all based on the Maths concepts
- Traffic lights are also strictly based on Maths principle where every light is switched off/on after a fixed interval (few seconds or few minutes)

We believe that by now it has been clearly established that without using the basic Math principles we cannot perform even the simplest of activities like gardening or shopping. At **Mathcruise** we pay special attention to ensure that the child understands the use of Maths as a Life Skill, instead of just cramming the Maths concepts. We help them relate to the real-life uses of Maths (as explained above) and this interaction without fail creates curiosity and interest in the kids to learn Maths and do a deep dive in the subject.

For young kids of 5-6 years, we give them simple assignments for homework like count their immediate family members, or count all the red colour clothes in their wardrobe, think how their mother is using Maths concepts in the kitchen etc and this really excites them. They perform these assignments with great fun and share the results back with our trainers, and in this overall process they learn the basic Maths concepts in a fun way. More importantly, this teaching methodology enables our trainers to form a great connection and bond with the kids which further help them to engage with kids in a much more meaningful way.

You are welcome to read more about our math teaching methodology by visiting our website here. We also specialize and offer alternate forms of learning Maths like **best abacus classes** and Vedic Maths Online or Maths Olympiads, which is an innovative way to teach Maths to kids. Gone are the days when parents were limited to the conventional method of teaching methods to their kids which is followed in the schools. Today even the schools and government of many countries are introducing innovation in the field of teaching by introducing **Abacus and Vedic Maths** in their teaching curriculum as either mandatory or optional subjects. So, the sooner you join this growing phenomenon, the better it will be since your child will remain ahead in the competitive world and will have a definite edge over his peers.

When you go through the details for these courses, you will realize how interesting the world of Maths is, and the greatest gift that you can give to your child is lifetime-confidence in the field of Maths, by enrolling him in one of these courses at the right time. Also remember that the right course depends on the age of your child as well. As an example, Abacus maths classes can be taught to the young kids from age of 5 onwards and until the age of 15 yrs. The only pre-requisite is that the child must be familiar with counting.

However, **Vedic Maths for kids** is more suited for after the age of 11 since at that age the kids will be able to apply the Vedic Maths shortcuts in his school math topics. Similarly, Math Olympiad is suitable for kids who are looking for advance topics to participate in competitive examinations at both national and international level. It gives a very vast exposure to kids and creates a super strong foundation for higher studies. You should read through the key differences in these various Math courses on our website here. Contact us here for any follow-on queries with respect to which is the right math course for your child. We are happy to help you get started on this interesting journey.