Why learn math

Discussion in 'Secondary Education' started by American, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. blindteacher

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    Apr 18, 2009

    Haha! Hilarious.
     
  2. mmswm

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    That's their job to figure out :), and the whole point of the journals. Actually, algebraic equations, specifically lines, are easy. Party planning is the most common thing they come up with for that one. If they have a set budget and a set amount they have to spend on, say, the music, then they have to play around with the number of people they can invite and what kind of food they can serve. If you just have one unkown, the possibilities are endless.
     
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    I don't bother to justify teaching math. I tell my students that there is a difference between an education and life skills/job training.

    An education allows them to make connections to other knowledge and experiences. A skill allows them to do something over and over again without needing to know any more than they already do.
     
  4. alacris

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    thanks for sharing your experience. This is very useful post.
     

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