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Why you should choose math in high school

Ubiquity, Volume 2006 Issue March | BY Espen Andersen 


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This entire article is based off opinionated reasoning and doesn't state any factual evidence as to why math is important. Sure it can help with college but what good is it if you can't pay for college. I'm pretty sure there is a good amount of people who never went to college and very successful at life. Also comparing math to becoming famous and being an engineer is not a very good comparison. Being famous will evidently earn you more money if you can stay relevant same as being a scientist or engineer, as long as you stay smart you will stay relevant. By the way seems to me that trying to use math as a "more effective and convincing" way to speak isn't helping because the grammar is God awful.

��� Anonymous, Sun, 30 Dec 2018 14:40:26 UTC

First to start off math may get u higher paying jobs and make you sound smarter but to say " Much more than what pop singers and sports stars make -- perhaps not right away, but certainly if you look at averages and calculate it over a lifetime." is certainly can be true but a average salary of a sports play is 1.8 million to 5.5 million and even higher yes I know that engineering can pay high but if in a little amount of time I would rather want to to be notice in the sports industry because in sports you can easier make profits faster instead of spending $36,000 or higher on stupid college degrees when you can get a scholarship for sports and go to a pro level and make a $1.8 million dollar deal to up to 10-30 years.

��� Trent , Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:27:10 UTC

of course the article was nice but still i hate the bloody maths b'cause its the worstest subject in the world b'cause there is no real use of maths in life only show off is used and to get thehigher jobs what tghe hell tere is maths in life with polynomials algebra bla bla bla

��� lingeshwaran , Fri, 30 Jun 2017 13:33:06 UTC

after reading this article i believe i should focus on maths as it is im very weak at it..On another note could you please make an article fir person weak at maths and how they can better improve their attention at it... thank you

��� Miranda Malone , Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:14:58 UTC

Reading this article makes no sense not everything in the world will involve math. I think math should be an elective, its simple to know adding subtracting multiplication and division thats all you reqally need to know if you want to become a math teacher then learn math if you want to become a inventory or be a diver then study things that involve math in that subject. We dont need to know the pythagorean theorem when will that help someone who wants to be a doctor it makes no sense.

��� Joey , Wed, 31 Aug 2016 19:09:07 UTC

Very interesting article. Thumbs up

��� Ian Bain, Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:53:28 UTC

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��� Mr Anoymous, Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:29:53 UTC

It's baloney. All that most people need is a bit of arithmetic. 90% of people wouldn't use maths from one year to the next. Read more about the world's greatest educational hoax on this link: Report back if you can successfully complete each of my year 11 maths exams in three hours. Regards John Miller

��� John Miller, Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:50:40 UTC

well according to me maths it is an easy subject and i enjoy doing,so ppl lets choose maths and have bright future

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��� charles babbage, Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:28:08 UTC

Ramovha, you're not really "intelligent" if you can't spell it correctly.

��� Anonymous, Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:52:25 UTC

I love math very much if you are good at it ,it make more things to be easy...what i can advice you is that chose math as major subject so that you be smart and interligent

��� Ramovha manuel, Sat, 20 Dec 2014 10:49:21 UTC

Whatever subjects you study, give first priority to Maths. If you can study it, rest all subjects are done. How good are you in Maths decides the rest. Great article. Thanks for sharing this.

��� haloking, Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:19:18 UTC

This article misses the mark for those weak in math. The article cites all kinds of reasons for taking hard math courses in high school--better job, more money, etc. But the number of "good jobs" in math oriented careers has nothing to do with how good or bad an individual is in math. A person has to be interested and exposed to math at a fairly young age to be expected to excel at it--most people aren't. In fact, their parents were probably bad at math. No encouragement there. A person needs to experience success in a subject in order to excel in a subject. Most people don't experience success in math early on--so they don't expect success in math later on. Perfectly reasonable response. Stop forcing math on unsuspecting people. George DeMarse The Sage of Wake Forest

��� George DeMarse, Tue, 09 Jul 2013 01:06:09 UTC

math is a universol language math was ashuly my best subject in high schoo I didnt I if u wont to get better at math try to not use a calculater thates what holdes u backwell learning

��� marc, Fri, 21 Jun 2013 07:58:42 UTC

I took pure maths at high scool and i enjoyed maths even if it was intending to study applied math at vacity this year and even though i still face my fears about math because it has a lot of abtructs which i enjoy after understanding.thanx for such motivation it keeps me going and hopefully i will join you as part of mathemations

��� obakeng, Tue, 07 May 2013 07:18:41 UTC

math is really amazing. I'm very sure now that I will take secondary educ. math major

��� ..., Thu, 06 Dec 2012 07:28:25 UTC

math is ok, i dont like it but i know its necessary and essential.

��� Gracie Robertson, Fri, 12 Oct 2012 15:55:23 UTC

I like how the guy that commented saying that Math was "boring" didn't even write the sentence correctly.

��� Kelli, Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:32:29 UTC

After read this I realised I still hate math, high school makes learning math boring.

��� hunter, Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:58:26 UTC

very awesome points i guess... yes i think maths is a very good subject since it leads directly to jobs :P

��� anam, Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:32:35 UTC

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