Uses Of Mathematics (Applied Math)

Have you (or your students) ever wondered “when am I ever going to use this math topic”? If so, you came to the right place!

There are so many things we use all the time that makes our lives better, including:

  • electronics (computers, tablets, and more)
  • insurance
  • mail and package deliveries
  • manufacturing
  • medicine
  • weather forecasting
  • wireless communications (phones and WiFi)
stock market computer screen
Computers (and the software they run) would not be possible without mathematics.

None of these things would be possible without mathematics. From complex numbers and statistics to averages and trigonometric functions, math concepts help to power numerous technologies and ideas.

The list below has lots of real-life uses and applications of various topics in mathematics (just click the blue link to read the article on that topic).

I will update this list as I write more articles and find more applications for these topics – check it out:

sine waves
Did you know that trigonometric functions (like sine) are used in: architecture & construction, communications, day length, electrical engineering, flight, GPS, graphics, land surveying & cartography, music, tides, optics, and trajectories?