- How should we respond to this student?
a) Agree with him
b) Explain the importance of mathematics to his future careers and/or
interests (communications and anthropology/basketball...)
c) Explain the importance of mathematics to the development of
critical thinking, problem solving and analytic skills
d) More than one of the above
yeah, and i need to take english and history for my mathematics degree, so suck it.
Math is about problem solving. So...you cannot seriously believe that,
as a writer, you will never encounter situations where problem solving skills
will be beneficial. Furthermore, whether or not you made this video, the fact
remains: Math is required for a degree. So question: Did your "arguing" make
the situation any better for you?
It's always good to take math class/es with your major. Just because you
never use it in college doesn't mean you will not need it in your career.
Math is a good skill in research and analysis. I took Calculus in college
(I'm an Econ major) and I see it all over my field. It's helpful because
eventually in the future I want to start my own business. If you really want
to improve yourself overall, you MUST take math. Ask the Asian kids why
they're beating us academically.