## 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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/22/AR2010102205451.html

This month, some engineers respond at EETimes.

http://www.eetimes.com/discussion/other/4210903/Math-Is-Needed

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?

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Math is the most inevitable thing in a student's life. Nowadays, children are very likely to avoid especially math. I don’t understand why they do so. Besides parents, online tutors are best persons to encourage students to give attention to such subjects. There are several online tutoring services available to help students across grades for a very nominal cost. Some of them specialize in STEM subjects, for instance, tutorteddy.com. Students with difficulties in math or science can try it.

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