Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, "knowledge, study, learning") is the study of quantity, structure, space, and change. The study of mathematics equips students with highly desirable skills from basic numeracy to logical reasoning, problem solving and abstract thinking.
The computational elements of mathematics can be used for predicting and modelling practical situations. The language of mathematics underpins the sciences through geometry, algebra, and statistical analysis. Mathematics is studied at least until GCSE in the UK and an A-Level in mathematics is incredibly useful for students wishing to study any numerate degree, including any of the sciences, medicine, engineering disciplines, economics and finance, or business studies.
The National Space Academy uses genuine mathematics problems in space research to allow students to apply and enhance their understanding. Within the curriculum for 14-19 year olds there are methods which are applied in cutting edge research, providing an excellent starting point for engaging with the subject.
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