xxxiecong 2 / 5 Nov 20, 2009 #1As a child, I had already developed a keen interest in math and maintained high academic standards as a student. My family had been a considerable supporter all the time. My family is only composed of three members: my dad, my mom and me. Such small family provides us a closer relation and a more intimate ambiance. We played card games which were related to the mental arithmetic and discussed some intriguing math problems at our spare time. My parents brought up my interest on the math. When I was studying at a prodigious high school in my city in China, I have a great opportunity to come to America as an exchange student.Surprising me, my experience in a U.S high school actually reinforces my mind to study math in the college. Math class has always been fun to me.I enjoyed sharing my own perspective of solving math problems and always help other students with their math. I became even famous in the school as a math assistor. As a member of school math team, I participated in all kinds of math competitions. Experiences like that built my confidence and raised my enjoyment at studying math.Furthermore, I realized math was not an abstract subject and it could be used in every aspect of our daily life. I lived with an American family who managed 5,000 acres of orchards. I realized the application of math in the agriculture area. When I asked the process to operate such a big orchards, my host dad explained to me: "There are a total of 105 controlled atmosphere rooms for the storage capacity of 270,000 bins. To keep over 5 million boxes of apple fresh, the control system lets the temperature of each room vary within .1%." What is the key factor behind the miracle of modern agriculture? Technologies and equipment are certainly necessary, but the system's soul is operation data processes based on different arithmetic models. I realized that math not only gives us insightful and logical thinking, but it can also change the face of the modern world. Math is the base of every professional study. Therefore, I look forward to studying math in the college and apply it in the different areas such as engineering, economic and management. To me, math is more than a subject. It is a tool to make our life better.