How to Answer ‘When am I going to use this?’

If you’ve ever taught or tutored math you’ve encountered the question, “When am I ever going to use this?” Maybe even hundreds of times.

And no doubt you’ve tried the answers that you’ve heard your math teachers give:

  • You’ll need it in a future job.
  • You’ll want to balance your check book someday.
  • Blah, blah, blah.