After a resounding "NO" the question: "who's math?" I find it absolutely inevitable to include in the obligatory general school curriculum "a certain" math, necessary to calculate, to balance a check-book, to file a tax return, to make (basic) business accounting and the practical 'figuring out' of life's quantitative aspects. Not the Euler theorem, or a Cauchy integral. Also a glimps of concepts like imaginary, complex, infinite, calculus, etc. not to the level of application, but at least to a dictionary identification. I find it belonging to a general educational level, way above of the average newscast<G>. There are many kids with definite 'antitalent' for math, they should not be tortured, just taught conceptually. It should not be a go/no go for college, in general. Somebody can write beautiful historic poems, paint, or write a symphony without calculus-knowledge. A heart-surgeon can operate without knowing the math of a pacemaker-physics. And it may be a 'godsend' if economists would not be mathematicians, rather normal, logical people. Anyway the "pretty girls" are no real authorities in the question.
On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > ** > Are you the kind of person who knows math? > > http://videosift.com/video/Miss-USA-2011-Should-Math-Be-Taught-In-Schools > > Brent > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit this group at > http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.