As well as giving us the concept of zero, Indian mathematicians made seminal contributions to the study of trigonometry, algebra, arithmetic and negative numbers among other areas. Perhaps most significantly, the decimal system that we still employ worldwide today was first seen in India.

## What is the contribution of mathematics?

The body of knowledge and practice known as mathematics is derived from the contributions of thinkers throughout the ages and across the globe. It gives us **a way to understand patterns, to quantify relationships, and to predict the future**. Math helps us understand the world — and we use the world to understand math.

## What is the position of India in mathematics?

List of countries by medal count at International Mathematical Olympiad

Rank | Country | Gold |
---|---|---|

27 | Kazakhstan | 16 |

28 | Serbia | 16 |

29 | Belarus | 15 |

30 | India | 13 |

## Why do we need to study mathematics in modern world?

It’s an important discipline to study because **many roles require a basic or advanced understanding of mathematical concepts**. Mathematics is the study of quantity, structure, space and change. … Believers in better, faster, smarter solutions are often drawn to math. We need math.