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## May 3, 2010 Why Do We Learn Math?!

So, today (right now actually) I was doing math homework, but then I decided that writing in my blog is probably a more fun way to spend my time. I’m terrible at math. If I do math problems for too long, my head will ache! Probably the reason I hate it. If I had created education, I would’ve made math only mandatory until middle school.. because honestly, why do we learn math in high school?

Math in middle school is necessary. Up until Algebra I, I can tolerate. I can think of situations where maybe I would have to use that in my daily life. **Maybe**. But really, as a freshman in high school, studying Geometry, I can’t think of ONE way to use these skills I am learning in my daily life.

I mean, if you are one of those really cool math people who grow up to be engineers or architects, these skills would probably come in handy. But for me, those really dumb people who hate math, when am I going to ever use these skills? When will I ever have to know how to find the arc length of a circle using an inscribed angle? When will I ever have to know how to graph a circle graph?

I’ll answer those questions for you! * Never.* I also feel the same way for other high school math classes like calculous or physics. Unless you are going/considering a career closely related to high-level math, then really. I feel like it’s all unnecessary. Honestly, the only valuable skills I have learned in math is probably addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

As more experienced individuals, what do you guys think? Do I really need all these math skills in every day life?

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