Mathematics Isn't That Important

Some people say that we can never live without Mathematics. That's why we need to excel in the subject in order to succeed in life. Well, I have been thinking, and I believe, except for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, and perhaps Statistics, the rest of Mathematics don't really matter. Here I provide some situations to prove my belief..:P

1. Eating:

When you eat, you just want to enjoy the taste of the food. You don't want to know the PROBABILITY of the food, telling that it can be made by using a number of methods, or can be consumed in a number of ways.

One example that you won't do:
"There are seven ways to eat this pizza. I've done a rough calculation, and my guts tell me that three out of those seven ways will hurt my stomach"

2. Buying:

When you want to buy an item at a shop, you'll just tell the shopkeeper the item that you want. You don't tell him the ANGLES of the location of the particular item.

One example that you won't do:
"I want a new cell phone, and I'm quite attracted by the one that is located exactly 90 degrees on your left. And also the one on your right, 57 degrees. Can you get them for me?"

3. Watching TV:

When you watch a drama on TV, you will be focusing on the dialogues, characteristics and expressions produced by the characters. You don't talk about their ALGEBRAIC EXPRESSIONS.

One example that you won't do:
"Mom, I think the solution of the equation between those two characters is not logical. The algebraic expression that corresponds to the amount that Maria would need is $(3 + 2n). Don't you think so?"

4. Attending school:

In a classroom, a teacher normally asks about how many students are not present on the day, with an accurate number to be expected as an answer. You don’t give the information in FRACTIONS.

One example that you won’t do:
"Teacher, it is approximated that 1/2 of the class are not here today. Since we have 37 students in this class, 1/2 is equal to 18.5 students. So, 18.5 students are absent today"

5. Communicating:

When you communicate with another person, you will always talk about yourself or the person you’re talking to. You talk about topics that are friendly and involve feelings and thinking. You don’t talk about PYTHAGORAS' THEOREM.

One example that you won’t do:
“Hi there. How are you? Anyway, I’ve been wanting to tell you this for quite a long time.
(a – b) 2 = a2 – 2ab + b2, which means,
52 = (10 – 5)2
= 102 – (2)(10)(5) + 52
= 100 – 100 + 25 = 25...isn’t that amazing?”

6. Flirting:

When you want to flirt with someone, you always look for some creative and interesting ideas like jokes, poetry, pick up lines, or just simple expressions. You don’t talk about complicated things like QUADRATIC EXPRESSIONS and EQUATIONS.

One example that you won’t do:
“Did anybody tell you that you are so 2x2+3x+1=0, x2+x=2x+3, (x+2)(x+3)=5?”

7. Getting married:

When you want to get married, you’ll need to prepare yourself for a lot of responsibilities. You’ll need to save some money, develop relationships and get some good advice. You totally don’t need a GEOMETRIC SOLIDS formula.

One example that you won’t do:
“Things that I need to prepare:
1. Place for the ceremony. If possible, try to book a hall.
2. Estimate the size of the hall.
3. Since the hall is...radius: ( 71.315 pm 0.437 ) km; radius as miles ~ 19. Miles, the number of expected guests would be.....”

8. Dying:

When you are about to die, you will ask for a final wish. That wish will normally be about your family, or relationships. Or maybe some other stuff as well. You won’t have time to think about TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS.

One example that you won’t do:
“Son..for my final wish...I want you to understand..that.. the positive section of the real number line can be wrapped many times over in the anticlockwise direction. Similarly, the negative section of the number line can be wrapped many times over in the clockwise direction....”

Can you see now? Mathematics is not that important. We hardly use it in life. You shouldn't be worried when you failed the subject. :P

I got these awards from (1) Miss Sharpie Sha and Ina Bendtner, (2) Miss Aqila, and (3) Miss Max J. Potter. And I'm happy to say that I don't see any Mathematics formula involved in these awards. Thanks you:)

p/s: Maths lovers, please don't kill me.


anisizatyA.J June 20, 2009 at 6:55 PM  

its important in buying.u see the price tag and the discount have to calculate how much the discounted price would be..seeee seeeee math iz importantttt..haha

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM  

anis: you can deal with that by just knowing the basic Mathematics..and percentage is a part of statistics, rite? i did mention statistics is important:P

Judiene June 20, 2009 at 7:24 PM  

today, i'm so proud to say dat, i'm not the only one who hate math here..
finally, i've found my clique
i'm totally agree wif u on this

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 7:32 PM  

judiene: welcome to the club:P

nkecik June 20, 2009 at 8:16 PM  

satu mende yg ko takkan wat masa makan:

"indahnya pisang ini, bagaikan mawar yang berkembang indah di taman, bagaikan sungai yang mengalir deras di celah rimbunan kota, bagai sebaldi esaimen dan past year exam yang nak kne rebus buat sup, bagai mi ruski tomyam yang sedap tambah telur ngan daun kari.."

translate this into english, u're the one doing literature :p

miss AIN June 20, 2009 at 8:20 PM  

im a math lover!;p
even more than 3 years i left it behind..huhuhu..

without playing with numbers,
ur memory becomes weak..=D

~if math isnt not important, why they make math as 1 of the compulsary subject in school?

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

n: direct translation: what a beautiful beautiful as the roses that bloom beautifully in the garden, like the river that flows furiously between the cities, like a bucket of assignments with past year exam papers which are waiting to be boiled like a soup, like the delicious tomyam-flavoured Ruski mee with an egg and some curry leaves..argh! ngarut!XD

miss ain: because the ministry wants to make Maths look important?:P..anyway, actually i was just trying to show how i hate maths..that's all...jgnla marah taknak kene suntik:P

Nadia June 20, 2009 at 8:35 PM  

i love maths too. apalah. dun agree with u. basic maths is still MATHEMATICS. haha.

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 8:53 PM  

nadya: you're allowed to disagree..:)
anyway, jgn slh phm..that title is a sarcasm..just wanna tell people that i don't like maths..thats all..i know that it's important:)

anis June 20, 2009 at 9:13 PM  

but still, u need the figures. ^^

this shows that u really2 dont like maths. mesti seksa tyme skola dulu kan..hehe~

i miss maths though im doing tesl now..hoho~ :P

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

anis: mmg seksa..T_T..but i know Maths is important..but i don't like it...T_T..but now i'm free!^^

Niji June 20, 2009 at 10:44 PM  

i found you! another math hater! i'm glad cuz everyone around me is devoted to math (-_-")..
but, haha!
your examples are pretty exaggerated! especially number 4, 18.5 students are absent today..

Igniz June 20, 2009 at 11:08 PM  

niji: because i want people to know how bad i hate the subject..heeheeeee:P

Anonymous June 21, 2009 at 12:06 AM  

so clearly you're not a maths lover. sama here. right now, tengah lari from subjek maths kat u. but i guess macam takleh lari walaupun amek kursus bm. ahahaha. tapi kalau maths melibatkan money i handal! wahahaha:DD

miss AIN June 21, 2009 at 12:25 AM  

rase cm nak wat rule..
sape benci math, mst kene suntik..;p
nnt mst dier akan suke math!=))

Igniz June 21, 2009 at 10:22 AM  

faten: sy kira duit pun slalu slh...T_T

ain: sy suka maths!!:P

nkecik June 21, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

that's why u're an english teacher

Igniz June 21, 2009 at 1:05 PM  

n: PRACTICUM....lagi seminggu, I'm no longer a teacher..:P

nkecik June 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

all the best then :)

Ina Bendtner June 21, 2009 at 2:03 PM  

lah anda ni cikgu ke?!

Igniz June 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

n: thanks:)

ina: nope. buat praktical as an english teacher je..but not planning to be a teacher..wanna try a different field:)

anak pak man June 22, 2009 at 1:16 AM  

nice examples..
but for someone who HATES math, you have a pretty good understanding of the topics that are "unimportant". hehe, just and observation..

really?? u don't want to be a teacher? then watcha gonna do??

Igniz June 22, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

anak pak man: dah tu mana2 pi, mesti ada maths..mana tak 'understanding'nye:P

i think i wanna be some kind of consultant:)

anak pak man June 23, 2009 at 12:08 AM  

what kind of consultant, might i ask?

Igniz June 23, 2009 at 12:22 AM  

anak pak man: motivator-like consultant.

anak pak man June 23, 2009 at 7:07 AM  


Igniz June 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM  

anak pak man: hopefully:)

Myrzuan JejakaSkema June 23, 2009 at 4:24 PM  

maths hater??
i strongly disagree with yours statement.
mathematics is really2 important!
without it, how an engineer want to built a bridge or even a big building.(?) it's needed a lot of calculation, all the formulas.
"like my teacher said: kalau kamu tak okay dalam add maths ni even maths, hari ini kamu buat jambatan, esok runtuh sudah.
i agree with him! =)
maybe, u're the man who do loved to using right brain.
u're writing so nice to read!.

Igniz June 23, 2009 at 7:37 PM  

myrzuan: i know maths is important..just wanna tell people that i hate the fact that maths IS important..huhu..:P

Myrzuan JejakaSkema June 23, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

u are just same like my sister.
she's also hate the fact that maths IS important.=P
FYI,when i was 14 and below, i really hate maths as the way of u.
but,"x kenal maka x cinta"
and,now, i really enjoy with maths.
it's so interesting!

Igniz June 23, 2009 at 11:26 PM  

myrzuan: ....and complicated...T_T

Myrzuan JejakaSkema June 24, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

i agree with u, it's so complicated.
but, best! haha

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