Thursday, February 23, 2012

Parenting Articles - America’s Students Must Improve their Math Skills

If one manages to graduate from high school without the rudiments of algebra, geometry and trigonometry, there are certain relatively high-paying careers probably off-limits for life — such as careers in architecture, chemistry, computer programming, engineering, medicine and certain technical fields.

For example, one might meet all of the physical requirements to be a fighter pilot, but he's grounded if he doesn't have enough math to understand physics, aerodynamics and navigation.

Mathematical ability helps provide the

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  1. Are you a teacher? I became more and more frustrated as the years went on in teaching to see the lack of importance and urgency geared towards fundamentals like math, reading, and writing!

  2. I always fought against Math... But really, second to reading- I use it all the time ( my job is finance based), and am so thankful my Dad told me to buck up and learn it.