1. To get into higher education programs in college or university.
2. To get or keep a job.
3.To help retain or regain our mental ability and sharpness.
To be a better shopper. At a sale, is a third off
than a 30% discount? Are tomatoes at $2.00 a pound a better deal than
$4.00 a kilo? How much are you saving?
To help our children or other relatives with their school work. You
might have been a math whiz in your home country, but Canadian math
vocabulary might make it difficult for you to know what the question is
asking you to do.
To know when someone is trying to pull the wool over your
have a colleague who has celebrated her 20th birthday for at least the
last 10 years. Despite her very youthful looks, it would be
mathematically impossible for her to deny the laws of chronological
addition. Other give-aways are her 11 year old son and the fact that it
takes at least 5 years of post-secondary education to qualify as a