The word * Maths * is short for the word * Mathematics *. When you start school you learn how to add, subtract and multiply.

__For example__;

1+1 = 2

2+1 = 3

2 x 2 = 4

You keep doing harder and harder sums and when you go to secondary/high school you study Algebra and Geometry.

__Algebra looks like this__;

2a + 2b = 6

5b + 6C + 3d = 44

__Geometry involves Lines, Squares, Angles, Triangles, etc__

You learn all about these when you study Geometry in Secondary/High School.

__Complicated Maths__;

When you go do University to study Engineering you learn harder Maths like the following;

Engineers use Maths like this when they are designing, Rockets, Spacecraft, Satellites, Computers, Skyscrapers, Video Games, Hospital Equipment, Cars, Televisions, and so on.

**So, you can see that it is very important to practice your Maths in school if you want to become an Engineer!**