You’re gonna calculate. (And you’re gonna like it, too.)

Maybe for you, your senior year of high school was also going to be the last year of math classes. Ever. After that, it’s free sailing; no calculation required.

But it’s not quite so simple.

Interestingly, even after the bell rings and the teacher dismisses math class, your body is constantly making mathematical calculations and judgments with every moment of every day—years after math classes end. Actually, for life.

Check out this article from Scientific American on the ways your brain functions to compute even the minor things of daily living. In some cases, you wouldn’t know your brain’s doing any math at all. (Maybe you prefer it that way.) The fact remains; math is everywhere around (and in) us.