Remember when we used to take math in school and sometimes we used to be frustrated by it? As we get older though we begin to realize that out of all the subjects we learned in school math might have been the most important. We see examples of different ways we use math in our everyday lives and the use of it and most of all the proper use of math plays a big role in our daily lives. Let’s take a look at some of those essential ways that math shapes the way we live, work, and play.

If there is one essential that we need to know as far as our fiscal responsibility goes it is knowing how to balance our check book. We most certainly use the basic principles of mathematics in doing this. Although the balancing of a checkbook is not something we specifically might have gone over during our school days, what we learned there certainly translates into doing this on a daily basis. Think of the anger and frustration that can come from not knowing how to adequately manage our banking endeavors. Although most banks do this for you is always good to double check because in the end it is your money that we are talking about here. Continue reading →