On Thursday's post, I shared a Washington Post article that raises the question about how much math one needs in everyday life. I raised the same question in the post wondering if anyone would comment. Unfortunately, there were none. With the changes to our state's graduation requirements in math and the national emphasis on math, it is difficult to take a stance against students taking more math. Yet, I know that there are people who do not believe that all students should be required to meet standard in geometry to graduate. It would be hard to support geometry as necessary for everyday life. So, why the graduation requirement and the national emphasis on more math for all.
Care to share your thoughts?