Monday, November 29, 2010
Is math necessary?
How much math do we really need to know, asked math professor G.V. Ramanathan last month in this Washington Post article.
This month, some engineers respond at EETimes.
As an undergraduate Applied Math major, and as someone who has a sister who occasionally tutors kids in math, I think we need to teach more, not less, math. The lottery, I like to say, is a tax on people who didn't take probability and statistics.
What do you think?