I agree that math should probably not be taught in school, but algebra. In
elementary school. But, all the student's questions would lead to math...

On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 11:33 AM, John Mikes <jami...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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
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