What is math? Math to me is using logical and analytical thinking to derive solutions to the problems we see from all directions. In almost all of my math classes I have been asked this exact question. In each one I hear a wide variety of answers from each student. Math is used every day. Whether you are solving a mathematical equation or just figuring out how long you need before leaving for your next class. Every time I am asked to answer this question I try my hardest to remember my previous answer since it is such a difficult question, and yet I never can. I think the reason behind that is because there is no “right” answer to this question.
I myself have learned math in the steps of any other person in my shoes:
- Numbers and Counting
- Euclidean Geometry
The reason I bring up my history of math is simply because I feel as though the milestones of math throughout history were brought up in the same manner. The only thing I might switch around is Euclidean Geometry because that was brought up whenever Euclid had discovered it.