

anon answered on 18 Nov 2021:
Hello Saog,
Thanks for your question – I saw it in my inbox and was prompted to reply because I felt the same way. Maths and numbers never came as naturally to me as words, yet I am doing science everyday.
I did maths for ALevel, but the maths I use everyday is very different and much simpler
I would say that my mental maths has improved since working in the lab, I also carry a pocket calculator in my lab coat at all times.
In my area of science which is Chemistry/Chemical biology, the maths I use is very simple e.g. calculations to make up different mixtures, dilution factors, and most complex is probably to do with enzyme kinetics. But there are many online tools which keep the math part as basic as possible and leave us to interpret the data
Of course if you want to study a more mathematical based field such as chem engineering, physical or computational chemistry then maths becomes more important, but if you chose your field wisely based on your own abilities you can do science too!

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