How did math come about? Math has been an essential part of human advancement for thousands of years. It all began with ancient people, like the Egyptians and Babylonians, who used math for necessities such as measuring land and keeping track of time, around 3000 BC. These early mathematical systems set the basis for the future and it only advances from there. As time went on, the Greeks took math even further. Brilliant mathematicians explored geometry and number theory, setting the basic concepts that we still use today. Specifically looking in on the Babylonians, they developed a system based off the number 60. They are the first ones that are known for using numbers to represent an amount.

Moving forward in time, math became more similarly compared and used with science. Mathmeticians such as Newton and others helped us further understand our world today by continuing and advancing in the research of math. They discovered the path to furthering scientific discoveries as well as leading the mathematics of our modern world into a clear path. From there, math continued to evolve and expand, with new concepts and theories being developed. Today, math plays a very important part in certain work fields such as physics, engineering, economics, and computer science. It's a constantly evolving subject that continues to shape our world in ways that would not have been possible without the prior exploration.

Math is probably one of my favorite subjects just because I enjoy the puzzling, multi-step problems that make me feel very accomplished after figuring them out. For me personally, I enjoy having to figure out the formulas and steps needed to solve each problem. However, I know math is not for everyone.

Do you enjoy math?

If so, what do you like about it?

If not, what is your favorite subject?

Are you interested in a job that deals with math often?

Sources:

https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/HistTopics/History_overview/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_mathematics

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I like math at some times because sometimes I have no clue what I am doing but other times I know what I am doing makes it more fun. I like when I know what is going on. I am not interested in math because I don't love it that much.

No I dont enjoy math its really boring sometimes its kind of enjoyable when im very confident in the math I'm learning. Historys my favorite subject as it has much more intresting things to learn about than math. I dont want to do math in my future job but I'll probably have to eventually.

I dont really like math a lot but I would say I like it a lot more than other subjects, mostly because I understand it and I do not think it is to hard. I would be interested in a job that requires math because I dont hate math at all.

I like math but only when I understand it and when I like the teacher. I don't think I have a favorite subject, I like them all equally. I want to go into a health care profession, so I will definetly have to use math whether I want to or not.

That is exactly how I feel. If I am with someone who makes math very difficult, iti s not enjoyable.

I like math when I understand it, but when I don't it's not fun anymore. I like how everything works out and falls into place. I am interested in a job with math because I think that if that's what I do for a living, I would be good at it. I want a job that requires more critical thinking because that is fun for me.

For me it just depends because the math they teach us right now isn't that important for most people but basic math isn't bad. I do like oMath but my favorite subject is probably history. I guess I would mind it if it were like measurments and stuff.

That is definitely a really big factor. Some enjoy geometry while others enjoy more of algebra.

I like math usually but I dont know if it is necessary to know every thing we are learning in math. I like that I usually understand whats going on and I like learning how to solve the equations. I think every job will have to deal with or involve with math.

I think math can be fun sometimes but it can also be annoying. I like in algebra how you have to find what the x variable is. I don't really want a job that has a lot of math in it but if the job had a little bit I wouldn't be too upset.

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