Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and patterns. The word comes from the
Greek word μάθημα (máthema), meaning "science, knowledge, or learning", and is sometimes shortened to maths (in Ireland, England, Australia and New Zealand) or math (in the United States and Canada). In essence, it is the study of numbers and how they are related to each other and to the real world...
In fact, people sometimes describe it as a kind of language. Everyone uses mathematics every day to tell the time, to cook, to build things, and to do almost any kind of work.
"Mathematics makes our life orderly and prevents chaos. Certain qualities that are nurtured by mathematics are the power of reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking, problem-solving ability and even effective communication skills", (Times of India).