Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Do you find that these confusing classes of math taken in high school really reflect real life? |
Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 6): Math is everywhere. I'm no good at it either, but its used in just about everything we see around us. Just because you may not use it yourself, doesn't mean it isn't there. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Where does math apply in life? |
Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 1): I'm pretty sure that architects use these math functions, it's just you didn't see them in use. I agree that not all of it is particularly relevant to every job, but it's as much about getting used to the learning process as about learning the math. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): Higher level math is really pointless to study. If you have an interest in it, I would never argue that but I think it doesn't really make you a smarter person. Unfortunately, in all of high school, everything was just high level math and did not do me any good. I think that we should abolish this as there are very few professions where you need to use it and even so, I am sure it manifests itself in a different way. |
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Quoting N1120A (Reply 10): Those advanced math equations are what makes airplanes able to fly in the first place. Think about it. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 14): I think numbers are extremely important in life as everything has been created by them. But, the math taught in high school is not reflective of these things. When you are thinking about improving fuel conservation, you are not thinking, well if the number is inside the parenthesis then I have to distribute the negative. I have been up all night thinking about the Spanish language but never have I once thought about any math. Where can you go with them!? What is there to think about? |
Quoting PlaneWasted (Reply 18): I use complex numbers every day in work (signal processing). Simple everyday things such as a cruise control in a car uses pretty advanced math. |
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Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 19): |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Where does math apply in life? |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 21): |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 21): Also, it is not just like if you put a couple of equations together you get new technology. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 21): When I am reading for English or discussing history in Euro, it is analyzing something and thinking about something. |
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 27): |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 28): Do you realize that the camera which everybody says involves complex equations to produce or the keyboard that requires equations to function all fits into the economy. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 28): So, schools don't want to have it as the people who are interested in economics take the economics course while people who need it to start in the workforce go into mostly vocational jobs. |
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 27): They need to teach more children about financial math so as teens and adults they can understand how to manange their personal and famliy finances. Knowing about interest calculations, budgeting money, some basic economics which can require higher level math would be far more valuable for most over trig and calculus. Financial illiteracy is part of the reason for the current financial crises in the USA, people's difficulty in understanding it and how to deal with it. |
Quoting Bok269 (Reply 3): Take a physics course and calculus and trigonometry will suddenly prove necessary. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Where does math apply in life? |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Do you find that these confusing classes of math taken in high school really reflect real life? |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): Those are numbers. Math really is not all around us. Of course there are lines and shapes and you can make anything math, but the way math teaches the concept of a line is not what a line really is. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): Higher level math is really pointless to study. If you have an interest in it, I would never argue that but I think it doesn't really make you a smarter person. Unfortunately, in all of high school, everything was just high level math and did not do me any good. I think that we should abolish this as there are very few professions where you need to use it and even so, I am sure it manifests itself in a different way. |
Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 27): They need to teach more children about financial math so as teens and adults they can understand how to manange their personal and famliy finances. Knowing about interest calculations, budgeting money, some basic economics which can require higher level math would be far more valuable for most over trig and calculus. Financial illiteracy is part of the reason for the current financial crises in the USA, people's difficulty in understanding it and how to deal with it. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): but the way math teaches the concept of a line is not what a line really is |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): it is just memorization that goes no where |
Quoting DukeofDashes (Reply 2): There isn't much daily use practicality for the upper level math you're speaking of |
Quoting FutureUALpilot (Reply 6): Math is everywhere. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): Those are numbers. Math really is not all around us. |
Quoting PlaneWasted (Reply 18): I use complex numbers every day in work (signal processing). Simple everyday things such as a cruise control in a car uses pretty advanced math. |
Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 19): I DO use math every day. |
Quoting MrChips (Reply 34): Math, specifically calculus and statistics, is the foundation of nearly every decision made in business. I am a commercial pilot with a management role at a small charter company, and I often find myself performing very complicated statistical analysis and working with calculus when doing such things as marginal cost analysis. |
Quoting Tranceport (Reply 36): I majored in mathematics in university, but I don't have the intellect to ever be a true mathematician. Many people don't realize the true nature of mathematics, the study of patterns or relationships. Numbers have very little to do with pure mathematics beyond being the "alphabet" to write the language. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Reply 8): Higher level math is really pointless to study. If you have an interest in it, I would never argue that but I think it doesn't really make you a smarter person. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): I just really hated having these confusing math problems that looked like Egyptian hieroglyphics and it just was a bridge to nowhere, as Sarah might say, and I said thanks but no thanks. Do you find that these confusing classes of math taken in high school really reflect real life? |
Quoting ScrubbsYWG (Reply 33): you mean a line really isn't the locus of all points equidistant from two fixed points? My grade 10 math teacher lied to me! what is your definition of a line? |
Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 35): Actually a line is the intersection of two planes |
Quoting 787seattle (Reply 45): You guys keep talking about learning calculus makes everything easier in terms of math, but what is a specific example of where it could be used? |
Quoting Rabenschlag (Reply 9): The heading of this thread is hilarious! Even better: Is geometry pointless? |
Quoting Pyrex (Reply 47): Better still: do we really need gravity? |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): But, these maths that just teach formulas and concepts that although difficult, don't really make you think, seem stupid to force upon students in schools. |
Quoting GOwithCO332 (Thread starter): Where does math apply in life? |