• Question: I enjoy maths and I would love to do what you do, so is maths important in your job ?

    Asked by Belle14 to Lauren on 18 Nov 2016.
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      Lauren Burt answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Hello Belle14

      I think it is brilliant that you love maths already. I did maths all the way up to when I was 16 for GCSE’s but then I stopped, and it was my biggest regret not learning about it for longer. When you are at school, maths can be quite tough to learn, but I think it is one of the most important subjects.
      Now, for my job- maths is very important! We use maths to create equations to solve lots of problems. I am currently studying for a Masters degree in coastal science and engineering, and I would say that half of that is maths and physics, and the other half is about the science of the environment.
      I really enjoyed maths at school, and was good at it and I really don’t know why I didn’t keep going! I think it was because my friends didn’t do that. Now I know that was silly and that I should have picked maths because I enjoyed it!
      Learning maths for longer opens up more career doors for you in the future, especially in science and engineering. I really hope that you keep going with it, and if you ever find anything hard, ask a teacher to explain it more and never give up!

      Lauren 😀