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...

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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 >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Everything List" group. >> To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.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 everything-list@googlegroups.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 everything-list@googlegroups.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.