## Why you shouldn’t hate maths

Why
do some people absolutely hate maths? Is it really because it is a difficult
and boring subject? Or is the perceived difficulty just an illusion? Let’s list
a few points about why you should not hate it as much as you do:

**Maths is about problem solving**

When
you see a problem, what is your first instinct? To run away from it or to try
to solve it?

If
the latter option is your preference, then you should not hate maths because it
is a subject that develops a logical thinking process. A maths problem requires
you to think logically and hones your problem solving skills.

Solving
a problem is a vital skill – from a teacher arranging students in groups for a
class activity to astronomers deciding the best parameters for an optimal
trajectory of a satellite to be launched, every person will always encounter a
problem and will have to solve it by logical thinking and some calculations.

**Maths is about patience**

Maths
requires patience. Yes, it is very possible that you will make mistakes and not
reach the correct result in the first few tries, but is it really worth leaving
the subject to your hateful negligence just because you didn’t get it right the
first time? Good things take time, so stay right there and don’t give up! It
could just be that you were overlooking a simple yet important fact that was
messing up your result.

**Maths is about understanding**

Maths
is not about memorising facts, it is about understanding them. Every concept
requires you to understand it and feel it, not memories each step in the proof
of a theory. Every step has a meaning and can be replaced by another step if it
provides the same result. You need to think and understand and understanding
things is not a bad trait.

You
can practice your concepts here to improve your understanding and build
confidence.

**Maths is not only about calculations**

If
you’re one of those who believe that maths is tedious and only about boring
numbers then you are wrong. Maths is about a lot of things – patterns, shapes,
games, functions, relations, routes and a lot more! Maths is not only about
calculating numbers, it is also about finding logical solutions to most common
as well as not so common problems in numerous ways.

**Maths is used almost everywhere**

Maths
is used in almost every domain of life. From your daily activities like
shopping from the nearby grocery store to various career paths, from business
to fashion designing, maths is unavoidable.

Fashion
designing looks fun, colourful and creative and it requires the designer to
design according to the measurements of a model, adjust the parts of the design
to match others not only in colour but in shape, length and size as well.
Maths, we found you here too!

**Maths is fun!**

And
last but not the least, maths is fun! Once you start to understand it and see
how interesting it is, it is actually quite enjoyable. Maths based games are
fun and so is understanding a new, cool concept.

If maths look tedious and uninteresting to you, you only need to give it a chance. Be patient, be understanding, be thoughtful: these traits are not just useful for maths.

**Author: Gunjan Vyas**

*Gunjan*

**is a college student who likes to write as a hobby. She has contributed to internationally acclaimed anthologies and also published a well-received collection of short stories.**