**WELCOME!**

Hi, and welcome to **A.M. Online**!

Before we jump into the lesson content, we’d first like to quickly go through some of the boring bits about what Applied Maths is, what A.M. Online provides, and how to use this website.

On this page, we will motivate why students should choose Applied Maths as one of their Leaving Cert subjects. If you don’t need such motivation and have already decided that you will study this subject, feel free to **skip to the next page**!

#### What is Applied Maths?

In a maths lesson, it is quite common, and understandable, for a student to think, “Wait, why do I have to learn this?! I’m never going to use it!”

As its name suggests, the subject of Applied Maths exists to answer that sensible question. Rather than discussing seemingly random mathematical concepts, we *apply* such concepts to real-life situations in this subject, thereby making Applied Maths far more interesting and enjoyable!

#### Why should I study Applied Maths?

In addition to Applied Maths being a fascinating subject to learn about, there are many other reasons as to why we highly recommend students take this subject, some of which are discussed below.

##### 1) Points!

**Applied Maths consistently has one of the highest average grades of any Leaving Cert subject**.

There are many reasons for this, one being that there is a large overlap between Applied Maths and Leaving Cert Maths. As such, Applied Maths is not so much about learning new concepts but instead about *applying* already known concepts to tackle real-life problems.

Due to this overlap, Applied Maths students also obtain a deeper understanding of Leaving Cert Maths, thereby also increasing their likelihood of getting more bonus points in their maths exam!

##### 2) Future career prospects

The methods used to tackle the real-life problems found in Applied Maths have applications in a large, diverse field of disciplines, including:

- physics
- chemistry
- biology
- maths
- engineering
- medicine
- computer science
- environmental science
- economics
- robotics
- finance
- animation
- architecture
- image/video production

- physics
- chemistry
- biology
- maths
- engineering
- medicine
- computer science

- environmental science
- economics
- robotics
- finance
- animation
- architecture
- image/video production

and more! Applied Maths therefore gives any student who wishes to enter one of these fields a head start on their career.

As an example, the creation of many of the animations found throughout this website required knowledge of one of the topics in this subject!

##### 3) Stress-free learning

A.M. Online allows students to learn Applied Maths at their own pace and without any unnecessary distractions.

Students also do not have to be concerned about whether they missed something important if they were not in school on a particular day nor do they have to worry about getting homework done that night if they had already made other plans.

Instead, students can log in and continue their learning at a time that suits them.

Unlike many subjects, this flexibility therefore makes learning Applied Maths a joy rather than a chore!