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Why kids should take math in high school

Just thought this was iinteresting, and valuable, although the swipe against teachers is unfair, and I would have put the "interesting" and "creative" parts further up:


http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v7i11_math.html

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lady_drace
Mar. 1st, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
Errr... I'm sure the intention was good, but somehow it left me feeling completely useless and inadequite, instead of making me want to learn. Because to me, math is hard and has always been hard. I could study until my eyeballs popped out, but it was still hard and I've never managed any sort of higher grade, even with extensive study.

And just as a funny sidenote... not one of my math teachers has ever said that math was boring and hard. They've all been completely in love with their subject and many of them have seemed baffled at my difficulties learning it, when I was doing very well in most of my other subjects.

And I hate to break it to this guy, but sadly, the world is a cruel place, especially high school and university, and no amount of articles or well meaning will ever make math cool to anyone but other math geeks. The world is ruled by the jocks. It's a sad but undeniable truth.
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