Most people assume that math is just math, right? You go to math class, solve some problems, then leave. However, if you are interested in math, there are actually a ton of different branches of mathematics to go into. As a math tutor, Catherine Sheridan specialized in helping students prepare for their college entrance exams, but is available to help students of all grade and ability levels. Today she shares the different branches of math.
There are four basic types of mathematics:
- Arithmetic – this is the most basic type and the one we learn first in school. This had to do with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of numbers.
- Algebra – this builds on arithmetic but has to do with solving problems when there is an unknown variable involved.
- Geometry – this branch deals with the properties of different shapes. If you like practical math, you will definitely enjoy geometry.
- Number theory – this is a more abstract type of mathematics that deals with the study and classification of numbers.
From these main four branches, we get a lot of other different types of mathematics that stem from them, including:
- Statistics & Probability
- Set Theory
- Discrete Maths
- Cartesian Geometry