Mathematics is a science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations.
- Webster's 1913 Dictionary
The Pythagoreans invented the term mathematics, from the Greek word mathema, which meant “science.”
Why do we need to learn Mathematics??
The technologies that we use in our day to day life, and the emerging new technologies, are all based on Mathematics.So, In order to master those technologies, we need Mathematics. Mathematics is not just the numbers....it is about the patterns too.
What are patterns?? Patterns are a theme of the recurring events or objects. A toddler tries to separate blocks of different colors.For example, blue block from a red block.The separation is a pattern. The multiples of five end in either zero or five.This is a pattern.The higher - grade students learn from Algebra to Calculus.These constitute lots of functions,which is the pattern of how one number changes to other.