Mathematics is important because it is a part of virtually every area of our lives. On the most basic level, you need to know math in order to be able to understand how to count money or tell time. Without math, you couldn’t figure out the distance from one place to another or the time it would take to get there. On a grander scale, we would know little to nothing about our world without math. It is used in virtually every field of study including areas such as biology, archaeology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, engineering and so many more!