Complex maths is not needed in everyday life. We do not need trigonometry to buy milk or surds to turn on the TV. We need the basics like fractions and percentages and also bearings for boats. We have calculators now which do all the work for you, robots can do maths but they cannot wright an essay or a creative writing piece.
History helps us to understand how our society came to being and changes. They give solutions from the past that would have been impossible to solve. They give you instructions on how to solve problems. We need to think history as treasure not as burden or litter. History is not boring once you understand it