There are many types of Intelligence Quotient.
To name a few, Intelligence Quotient, Emotional Quotient,Social Quotient etc. The intelligence which I value the most is Functional Intelligence. You might be very good academically or may have many degrees to boast about, but I am more interested in what you do with those degrees in real life.
Inherent intelligence is like a plastic flower and is of no use in real life until or unless it is used some where.
For example if you learn mathematics for and use the knowledge gained in the real life to solve problems , I value your intelligence. But if your academic knowledge is not transforming into any real life problem solving, your intelligence is null to me.
PS : Mathematics teaches you logic and how to apply your mind. This is universal and not limited to solving equations.