I like it when math works. Like a puzzle. Specially the complicated ones, where you really juggle around with the numbers, yet they come out right. But i suck at simple math, like the chaptas on fj.. And they call math 'the language of the universe'. Sounds awesome
In middle school (that's how it's called here), I was really good at math, I always got good grades, and found my own tricks to easily solve formulas etc. Then I got to High School (that's what College is called here, I think) and I had to learn about waves and vibrations and **** ... MFW
You are 'correct' tho, like there are formulas that you can/have to solve...for example; constants and variables and when you get into the damned part of physics that just has no numbers in it and you have to put a bunch of formulas in one substituting each time and crossing other parts out...man thats when I raged on physics.
It doesn't take that long, whoever made this acted like they did a U substitution but they didn't account for DU so the entire problem is basically just wrong.
"Please pay attention, you'll need to know this stuff later in life"
Bitch, I will never within the rest of my mortal being ever need to know how to solve for X to the power of four when the equation is half a ******* page long! Basic adding? Subtracting? Multiplying and dividing? Yeah, I'll need all that basic stuff at some point, the stuff you learn in elementary. But what the **** will I ever need to know the goddamn cosine law for? It's almost as useless in my life as male nipples. I'm ******* applying for jobs left and right until January classes start for police studies, how about you guys teach me something I could practically use for stuff like this rather then useless facts like "Pythagoras is attempting to shove 2.4 infants into his anus, what dynamiter will his ass stretch to?" and then wanting me to solve that by knowing the radius of the infants belly button.
Sorry about my little jimmy rustled rant, but I had to get it out.
Some teachers just want to watch the world burn....
But in all reality some jobs do require higher level math and equations. Learning every aspect of this math when you're about to apply for said job wouldn't be as smart as giving you a base for this math in middle/highschool.
I understand some jobs do require this knowledge, however for the majority it won't see many practical uses, I'm not saying don't teach high tier math in high school and the like, I'm saying it should be made more of an optional course rather then a mandatory one. Teach the stuff you'll actually need and might find helpful in life, and then leave the rest as a non-mandatory course. Like with science, they give you a big combined class with all aspects up to a certain point, and then it splits off into either more combine classes or classes focusing on more specific fields like biology, chemistry, and physics.
well the same could be said for math (statistics, calculus, etc.) but a lot of the time people don't apply themselves, the hard work required for a decent grade almost forces those kids to either try or fail.
If you gonna make fries at McDonalds of course you don't need math at all. But engineering or applied physics you need it. The electricity gets to your home due a differential equation
At what point did I say you don't need math at all? I clearly understand the need for math, but what I understand is the need for practical math, not stuff like what's being shown in the content, long problems that take up half a page and consist of more letters then numbers.
Long equations like the one on the content actually exist in "practice". If you don't believe me look in wikipedia "Navier-Stokes equations" which are used in fluid motion.
For the 99% of the people basic math are enough for living. But if you wanna build a bridge, a nuclear plant or a water distribution system somebody will have to deal with equations like those. I know this **** cause I am an electrical engineer
Not to mention practicing algebra and calculus will strengthen your mind in general, regardless of what occupation you plan on pursuing. Problem solving goes beyond just numbers.
I'm not trying to imply that such things are useless and I have large pseudo-respect (don't take that the wrong way, my true respect is a difficult thing to earn) for those with the intelligence and determination to learn such things and put them to practical use. I'm merely stating that teaching such complex things to everyone regardless of what the plan to do with their live rather then splitting up the more basic everyman stuff and far more complex specific things into different courses that can be chosen is something that (in my opinion of course) should be reconsidered.