A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
One of the main reasons for operating a site like "When Will I Use Math" is to highlight the practical applications of math in everyday life.
But often we don't step back and give enough attention to the aesthetic beauty that can also be found in math functions. Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot passed away last week at 85. During his lifetime, he worked to bring fractal mathematics out of obscurity.
Have a look at this site which pays tribute to Mendelbrot's work.
The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.