— Albert Einstein
Mathematics can be defined as the scientific study of quantities, including their relationships, operations and measurements expressed by numbers and symbols. In simple words, mathematics deals with study of numbers and their various calculations. The most important skills in mathematics are analysis and reasoning.
A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study or research is mathematics. Mathematicians are concerned with particular problems related to logic, space, transformations, numbers and more general ideas which encompass these concepts. They do research, come up with problems and solutions, etc.
Mathematicians solve problems in diverse fields such as medicine, management, economics, banking, government, insurance, computer science, physics, psychology, engineering, bio-mathematics, bio-informatics and weather forecasting.
Mathematics can be pursued with other allied subjects and various careers can be pursued. After BSc Mathematics with B Ed and higher education like MSc Mathematics one can become a teacher. After BSc mathematics followed by MSc stats/ MSc Operations Research one can become a statistician. One can become an economist or Actuary after BSc Mathematics with Economics and higher studies. One can also become a Physical Sciences Observer/Scientist after BSc Mathematics, MSc Physics. A career in life sciences can be pursued with BSc Mathematics combined biology.