It is Mathematics , the only language shared by all human beings and language of symbols.
Pi is still 3.14159, regardless of what country you are in . Adding up the cost of a basket full of groceries involves the same math process regardless of whether the total is expressed in dollars, yen or rupees. With this universal language, all of us, no matter what our unit of exchange, are likely to arrive at math results the same way.
All of us possess the ability to be " literate" in the shared language of math. The math literacy is called numeracy, and it is this shared language of numbers that connects us with people across continents and through time. It is what links ancient scholars and medieval merchants, astronauts and artists peasants and presidents
With this language we can explain
the mysteries of the universe or secrets of DNA.
We can understand the forces of planetary motion
Discover cures for catastrophic diseases
calculate the distance from any city of America to any city of India
We can build computers and transfer information across the globe.
We can save money for retirement
So math is not just for calculus majors. It is for all of us.
It is not just calculating difficult equations. It is about making better decisions and , hopefully leading richer, fuller lives.
Mathematics is Universal by the following quotes
"I bow to that glorious Lord of the Jainas, who as the shining lamp of the know-ledge of numbers made to shine whole of the universe", said Mahaviracharya in Ganita Sara Sangraha.
The man ignorant of mathematics will be increasingly limited in his grasp of the main forces of civilization. ~John Kemeny
Mathematics is the gateway and the key to other sciences- Roger Bacon