Mathematics is extremely diverse and the degrees enable you to specialize in the areas that are of particular interest to you. Whether your interest is more in the area of pure maths, applied maths or operational research and statistics, there is a large number of individual modules offered. These modules vary from the theoretical to practical. You can study abstract algebra and number theory and on the other hand do internet security, financial mathematics and fluid flows.
Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering, and other sciences. It helps us recognize patterns and to understand the world around us. Mathematics plays a vital role often in many aspects of modern life such as space travel, safeguarding credit card details on the internet, modelling the spread of epidemics, predicting stock market prices and business decision making.
As society becomes more technically dependent, there will be an increasing requirement for people with a high level of mathematical training. Analytical and quantitative skills are sought by a wide range of employers. A degree in mathematics provides you with a broad range of skills in problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking. This leads to careers that are exiting, challenging and it provides you with particularly good job prospects.
Most mathematicians are bound to encounter hard problems but they keep on trying to come up with solutions. When you want something you have never had, you have something you have never done. If plan A or B does not work, you still have the rest of the alphabet to try again. Trying has no limit...unless you give it a limit.
When solving math problems, we sometimes make mistakes or errors and this may lead to getting wrong answers or not even finding any solutions. This mistakes are of importance and some people fail to understand why. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress you are still way ahead of everyone who is not trying. Make a mistake once and it becomes a lesson. Make the mistake twice and it becomes a choice. Your past mistakes are meant to guide you...and the greatest mistake is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Statistics shows that most students do not appreciate and embrace mathematics. One thing that they fail to understand is that a positive attitude is needed towards something so as to achieve greatness. T his applies to even math, as long as you develop a negative attitude you are headed for failure...so you better change before it is too late!!!
Sometimes back in high school, I would just sit back in class and wonder why mathematics gave me a hell of time. My grades were miserable, you would not even want to look at them twice. I got so worried because time was running out first and the national exams were around the corner. I was going down the drain when I came across a limelight of hope. Zach introduced me to math camp and after attending it twice that was my turning point. My attitude changed and I was now among the best mathematicians in school gradually. The results were released just recently and i scored an A in maths. Believe me...nothing is impossible, it begins with your attitude!