1. Math is
the only class that you will need to know the basics going into college. Hold
on, let me explain. When a student enters college and takes their beginner core
courses, they are usually selected based on ability. In English, most
professors expect you don't know how to write a proper paper, therefore English
1101 is meant to teach you everything, including the basics. Fast forward with
any other type of liberal arts class or even things like History, and you will
be taught every single thing you need to know during the class. You start from
the bottom and work your way up. This isn't true for Math, unlike even Science
classes, you are expected to know basic Algebra rules and be able to build off
what you learned in high school. This is especially prevalent for students who
start off in Pre-Calculus or Calculus and continue on.
Now I
know what you're thinking, I'm not a STEM major. I don't need to take Math in
college. That's a common misconception. Which is why I'm addressing that next.

2. Every
student, no matter the major, must take at least one Math course! There is no
way around it. Every accredited university in the United States requires it as
a core class. With that being said, it is really wise to be prepared going into
Algebra, Pre-Calculus, or Calculus.

3. Finally,
and perhaps most importantly. You need Math in everyday life. You need Math to
budget, handle finances, and file taxes. These skills also carry over to things
that you day in and day out. Through work and school, problem solving and
analytical thinking skills are needed for everyday life.

I hope this
clears up why Math is the most important subject that a high school student can
take. No matter what your level is, put forward your best effort in Math
classes. I know they can be stressful at times, especially when you don’t have
a good professor. That doesn’t mean you can’t learn, though. Get help! Math truly
prepares you for the rest of your life. If your professors teaching style doesn’t
click for you go to tutoring, create a study group, and talk to other Math
professors. These are all ways you can excel in not only Math, but high school,
and college. If I could go back and redo high school, I would have taken my
Math classes much more seriously and truly tried to learn.
Have a great
afternoon and learn something new!