Yeah, I've pretty much figured out that I won't need half this stuff in the real world. The issue is more that I need to pass two really hard math courses to qualify for my major...in social work. Seriously, what?I was good at it, but found it boring. For all those who struggle and are still in school, I can perhaps confort you with that unless you choose a job that require mathskills, you will likely not need to know any more than the most basic mathematics once you quit school. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, some simple graphs possibly(reading the newspaper perhaps), some very simple geometry possibly(ex. building something, calculate the area to know how much paint is needed...), some basic undrestanding of percentage and statistics if wanting to understand the news and similar. I can't remember ever using algebra after school... And there are calculators, and the internet, I remind myself when worried about having forgotten all about differentiation and integrals and what not, if I would ever need them(not likely) I can look it up and learn then.
ah, yes, to qualify for some university courses as well, had forgotten about that. Social work and maths? Being able to interpret some statistics I can see would be good, and if dealing with the economic aspect some for that as well, but more than that? I think this seems like on of the examples of a fault I see in education, that you are supposed to know all kinds of things, in case you need them in higher education, why not simply include them in the higher education once it is clear what is needed? saves us all time and effort that could be used better. Well, I wish you luck and energy to get through those two courses.Yeah, I've pretty much figured out that I won't need half this stuff in the real world. The issue is more that I need to pass two really hard math courses to qualify for my major...in social work. Seriously, what?