What is the purpose of math?
Math allows one to solve problems numerically, which gives justification to a solution. It is often easy to think of a solution to a problem, but it is not a true solution unless it is justified. Math is a tool used to solve problems, justify them, and create new ways of solving problems.
What does macro mean and how does it tie into my life and economics?
Macro, simply stated, means whole or large. When put into context, it is the study of economics and the market as a whole, including all businesses and firms aggregated together. In other words, macroeconomics is the study of how businesses, the government, and the general population impact living conditions and economic growth in the country.
Why study algebra?
According to the arabic root of the word, Algebra is the study of broken parts. In math, equations often have broken parts, aka variables, that need to be solved in order to complete an equation or solve a problem. By learning Algebra 1, one learns how to solve the basic functions of an equation and can move on to solving harder and more complex real world and mathematical problems.