Monday, May 16, 2011
Math classes...sooooo not needed!! (by Gert)
What I don't understand is why it is that everyone is required to take math in college. It is not like everyone needs to know roots and logarithms and other non-sense things for their future occupations. People who hate math know well before they go into college if they like math or they dislike it. People who want to pursue something that math 141 is relevant to, they can take it... Otherwise people waste an hour of their day for an entire semester learning about stuff that they forget after the test anyway. When things are irrelevant to a person's survival and seen as not important, are forgotten within a certain time frame. What does this say about math? Sure math is good for some logical thinking exercise, but the correct answer to problems is generally not that important in the grand scheme of things because it won't matter in the end, either way people will get their degrees, despite their math class. But that is just the thing that irks me about math 141 everyone's required to take it, and some people are just gifted with mathematical brains who can see relations in a jumble of numbers, letters and x's, with their different messes of equations and plugging in here and there, Logarithms,( know one gets how to do them or knows what they are used for in a practical sense). People can sit and class, do the homework, and STILL do not do well in the class because when it comes to the test, you never know what will be on it and how well you retained all of this information. I am one of those people, I try but I am still not doing that hot. My teacher plows through the info because she does it all the time, and expects everyone to follow along to the hurried lesson, when the class is always three steps behind her ... I hate how in college you are essentially judged by a little number that determines how adept you are going to be in your job, if this number is low, it is classes like math 141 that brought that score down along with other classes, with difficult teachers, teachers that shouldn't even be teaching, or have the responsibility of giving students any grade because their grading is soooo off-the-carts-unfair. And it is the classes we are forced to take, even though we suck at them that disturb and hurt the reputation (the GPA) students have coming out of college. It is seen as important to have this knowledge and every time I think about it I cannot understand the importance math has to me and what I am trying to achieve in life, I know others can relate to this statement too, unless you need to know math..you don't need to know math. Only the basics + , -, divide, *, =, and maybe some exponents, are needed ever needed.