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Is doing math a big part of being an interior designer?

I am an 8th grader and I am doing research on different jobs that I might be interested in. #interior-design

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Peter’s Answer

I'm not an interior designer, but I do teach 8th grade math :-) and did engineering before being a teacher.
I doubt you'd be churning out solutions to linear equations as an interior designer, but you will need a foundational understanding of area, volume, geometry, proportional relationships. What you learn in math now and in the near future always try to connect it to what you do or what you want to do. Get some magazines that focus on interior design and see where the math you learn may connect to that.
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Kate’s Answer

Hi Piarra,
Although you likely won't be doing very high-level mathematics, math is definitely something that you'll need as stated by Peter for understanding area, mass, volume, and proportion.
You'll need a solid understanding of business math to become a project manager or run your own design firm. Business/accounting math includes allocating time (hours of work) multiplied by hourly fees (rate) to determine fees for every project. You'll also need to understand how to prepare cost estimates for the furniture and finishes you are selecting. It is common to budget a project fee and an installation cost as a percentage of construction costs.
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