By Michael Eusebio
Imagine the world without math — life would become chaotic. How you ask?
For instance, without math, we wouldn’t know how to construct houses, cars, streets or any types of buildings because we wouldn’t know how to measure length, area or volume.
Moreover, without math, we wouldn’t know how to get paid or even tell time because we wouldn’t know how to multiply or understand how the clock works with numbers.
As one can see, math plays such an integral role in our lives and we don’t even realize it. It is in everything that we do — construction, health, science, art, engineering, social media, technology, transportation and more.
Math is a universal language that many people can understand or relate to, but many people feel intimidated by learning math. That’s why, at Ivy Tech Community College, we teach math in ways our students can understand.
Ivy Tech Columbus has small class sizes, enabling instructors to work more closely with students who may find math challenging or who need extra help in learning math concepts. Our math instructors also offer assistance to students outside of class hours to ensure everyone has an opportunity to understand their assignments and what they are learning.
At Ivy Tech, you will be exposed to world class teachings that will enhance your mind and help you become critical thinkers.
For instance, in a quantitative reasoning class, you will learn real life applications such as budgeting, preparing for retirement, understanding how credit cards work, and handling mortgages. You will also explore various careers or learn more about your future occupation.
Many academic programs at Ivy Tech start with a solid foundation in math. These programs include industries such as engineering, healthcare, information technology, business and advanced manufacturing, and they all lead to careers in high-demand fields that can make a big difference in people’s lives.
If you want to make a difference, then start by taking math classes at Ivy Tech. From quantitative reasoning to advanced courses such as calculus and statistics, with the use of math we can do wonderful and amazing things in this world.
For example, with the use of math, Einstein discovered the theory of relativity. Furthermore, due to math, Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. As one can see, math is a powerful subject. It can help us understand our surroundings and elevate us to a higher ground.
If you would like to learn more about how you can use math to further your career or make a difference, please feel free to contact me or anyone at Ivy Tech Columbus. Your future is counting on it.
Michael S. Eusebio is an associate professor of mathematics at Ivy Tech Community College Columbus. He can be reached at [email protected]