It's not really useful as a mathematician since pi is transcendental. Meaning, no matter what radius/diameter you set the circle to be. It'll always be an irrational, unpredictable number. This GIF would be more of a pain in the ass to a mathematician rather than something neat.
you have any idea how much of an ass you sounded saying that? i'm not saying your wrong, calling it maths works just fine, but calling it math works as well too.
Sorry so I reply to a comment saying 'it is math' and by saying no its actually maths I'm the ass? ok, thanks for the reasonable insult... they both are understood and mean the same thing in our language of course but if we're going to suggest the correct way then we sort of have to be an 'ass' about it...
Well it is right, mathematics is a plural word it is a collection of different formulas, theorems and so on, it is a plural word in the oxford dictionary which is funnily enough the dictionary that determines english words. I understand america has slightly changed our language over the years to a very slightly bastardized version but again if we are going to argue over the word we sort of have to look at the factual evidence that it is maths! use math or maths, both are understood to mean the same thing, im just stating to kaycie that their statement was incorrect!
Personally, I find the difference to be so petty, I barley notice it in international conversation.
Anyways, I more want to respond to you because I need to let you know that you use an infuriating amount of ellipsis. Like really, that's annoying as a ****, cut it out.
Its because "mathematics" is a general term for all the different types of math (Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, etc etc), so saying 'maths' would technically be correct because its a plural.
I was surprised when I found out that they actually call it "maths" across the pond in Britain. I always figured when I saw it online that it was just a goofy internet colloquialism. Yay America!
I hate when people complain that they have to learn about algebra, trig, calculus, etc. when they will "never need it in real life." News flash: math is important. It is used everywhere, whether you notice it or not. basically every specialized job out there uses math. Want to be a scientist, architect, engineer, or doctor? Then you need an advanced knowledge in math. Even jobs like a lawyer or businessman use a large amount of math on a day to day basis. And even if your decide to go into physical labor or something like that, you still need to be able to understand how interest rates and loans work. How are you going to find out which loan is the best or how much money you can spend each month if you can't even set up a basic I=prt equation, let alone solve one.
That's more intuition/learning by experience. Generally it won't matter since you'll just be holding up traffic by stopping to actively think about driving rather than learning it implicitly. Unless you think the world suddenly looks like this stupid picture once you reach a certain proficiency in math.
Consider following: EVERYTHING on the planet and what you will ever do in your life is math operation. Mathematic is code universe is written with. You are taugh math to learn how to think, teaching you to use brain effective.
When you go to kitchen and grab a drink and snack, you take them together. BAM, you just did (unknowingly) math operation - basic logistic and optimalization.
On the other hand, they have calculators and tools for all kinds of finance things nowadays. You don't really need a ton of math unless you're going science, engineering, econ, math, etc. Which tend to pay the highest, so it's worth your while.