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Ah, but you see, it's vital to our education, because when we're older, we'll need to use it every single day!paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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Ah, but you see, it's vital to our education, because when we're older, we'll need to use it every single day!paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif  

Of course, of course! 

The only occupations that require use of knowledge gained in Algebra 2 are:

1. High school math teacher

2. Rocket scientist

3. College math professor

4. "Mathematician" (is that even a real job?)

5. ... that's it. Maybe if you were in the military?

Let's face it: PARABOLAS ARE USELESS. NOBODY EVER USES NEGATIVE EXPONENTS. THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING WILL NEVER EVER HAVE TO USE ANY INFORMATION LEARNED IN ALGEBRA THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE LIFE.

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@50yearslate said

The only occupations that require use of knowledge gained in Algebra 2 are:

1. High school math teacher

2. Rocket scientist

3. College math professor

4. "Mathematician" (is that even a real job?)

5. ... that's it. Maybe if you were in the military?

Let's face it: PARABOLAS ARE USELESS. NOBODY EVER USES NEGATIVE EXPONENTS. THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING WILL NEVER EVER HAVE TO USE ANY INFORMATION LEARNED IN ALGEBRA THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE LIFE.  

There's computer programming, architecture, medicine, cookery, civil engineering, financial services...

There's many more careers that need algebra than you're allowing for. Doesn't make it any less hateful than many (including myself) find it, but it does come into many more careers than you'd suspect.

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There's computer programming, architecture, medicine, cookery, civil engineering, financial services...

There's many more careers that need algebra than you're allowing for. Doesn't make it any less hateful than many (including myself) find it, but it does come into many more careers than you'd suspect.  

That's a fair point. Maybe if the class were optional... or if they hired better teachers. I can't stand math but my favorite class last year was math because I had the best teacher ever. This year my teacher cannot teach. So I have to teach myself everything out of the book, and I cannot teach either, so my math grade isn't especially wonderful right now. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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50yearslate said

Of course, of course! 

The only occupations that require use of knowledge gained in Algebra 2 are:

1. High school math teacher

2. Rocket scientist

3. College math professor

4. "Mathematician" (is that even a real job?)

5. ... that's it. Maybe if you were in the military?

Let's face it: PARABOLAS ARE USELESS. NOBODY EVER USES NEGATIVE EXPONENTS. THE AVERAGE HUMAN BEING WILL NEVER EVER HAVE TO USE ANY INFORMATION LEARNED IN ALGEBRA THROUGHOUT THEIR WHOLE LIFE.  

YES. I am totally going to need to find X, Y, Z, the meaning of life, graph them, explain in sign language, dig a ditch, then circle the answer when I'm writing books/screenplays. I took enough math, can I quit now?

Also, anyone remember back when i first joined and didn't know what a parabola was? Happy, innocent child.

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I am jealous of your ignorance. I too remember the sweet days when to my young self, a parabola was but a deformed semicircle. 

Algebra is so useful to me, I use it every day. You see, I'm constantly losing x. The little bugger is constantly wandering off, and I'm always looking for him. Have you seen him anywhere?

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Let the people who like the math stuff go for it. Just leave the rest of us alone. Surely there's some type of aptitude test they can give to see who would like this stuff and who wouldn't. Or just do a couple of weeks of it and if somebody says "I quit" then let them quit.

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Ahhh Girl said
Let the people who like the math stuff go for it. Just leave the rest of us alone. Surely there's some type of aptitude test they can give to see who would like this stuff and who wouldn't. Or just do a couple of weeks of it and if somebody says "I quit" then let them quit.  

Yes!!! I know plenty of perfectly respectable and intelligent people who like math and plan to have sciency/mathy careers someday. They can take math! They like taking math! Math class is good for them! But not for me. I don't ever want a career that requires knowledge of graphing radicals. Yet I don't get that choice.

On a side note, I love how this thread is now devoted to math complaints a-hard-days-night-george-10paul-mccartney-thumb_gifjohn-lennon-salute_gif

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I believe that mathematical literacy is very, very important, but also that math is usually taught in such a way that you end up with poor folks like @Ahhh Girl who end up hating maths, hating themselves, or all of the above. Which is sad. Really it's just arithmetic that we all complain about, which is like saying you hate literature because spelling is a drag. mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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My brother is starting HS next year and he was asking me about what classes are good and whether the teachers at my school are good, and I couldn't tell him anything because it all depends so much on the teacher. I've taken honors/advanced math classes since seventh grade even though I hate math, because it seems that the honors classes always have the best teachers, so the classes are actually ok. Unfortunately it backfired this year and I got a very hard teacher who goes way too fast and never explains anything and takes off points on tests for things like not drawing the lines of a graph straight enough and putting the negative sign next to the denominator instead of the numerator. a-hard-days-night-paul-10

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I'm probably going to Hobby Lobby tomorrow to have them cut a custom mat for my John Lennon photographic print. That way I can cover up the little spot I rubbed on it trying to smooth out the crease.  I am such a perfectionist and I always make things worse when I try to fix them.  

This is roughly what the picture will look like when I pick it up.

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The mat is supposed to look tan, not yellow, and the frame is a brighter white.

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So I think it has been definitively proven to me today that PE is officially THE worst subject in the world. Yes, even worse than math. So you see, it's December. And December in California means rain. Cold rain. And also wind. Cold rain and wind. And my PE teacher decided it would be a great idea for us  to swim on Friday. Yes. Swim. In the cold rain and wind, in a minimally heated pool with a constantly malfunctioning pump/pipe thing that has kept us from swimming before now. And this will take place in the middle of the day so our hair will be wet and keep us sufficiently freezing for the rest of the day. 

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^^^And that's why I dropped PE at the very first moment I could.

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Sadly sophomores do not have that freedom if they wish to graduate from high school.

I'll be free next year though. For juniors, the suffering of PE is replaced with the suffering of SATs and college applications.

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Well I'm off to study for the math test I have tomorrow (paul-mccartneypaul-mccartney-facepalm_gifa-hard-days-night-ringo-13). I'm panicking about it very much because my grade will SUFFER if I don't do well. *takes deep breaths* *puts in earbuds* *relaxes* There's no way I'll be able to properly concentrate now but I will freak out if I don't have music. Thank you George! Pisces Fish is my savior!

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Well I'm off to study for the math test I have tomorrow (paul-mccartneypaul-mccartney-facepalm_gifa-hard-days-night-ringo-13). I'm panicking about it very much because my grade will SUFFER if I don't do well. *takes deep breaths* *puts in earbuds* *relaxes* There's no way I'll be able to properly concentrate now but I will freak out if I don't have music. Thank you George! Pisces Fish is my savior!  

*hugs* I understand ya, man. I feel like that every time i take a math test. 

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I reread the chapter and did like ten practice problems and I still don't understand anything and the test is tomorrow and ahhhhhhhhh why can't my teacher just learn to teach math. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

Thanks for the support though a-hard-days-night-paul-10heart

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All this talk about bad maths teachers makes me so glad I got a good one this year...

Meanwhile, I'm sweltering through the first 36C day of the summer... I'll get used to it in a montha-hard-days-night-george-10

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Since this is the thread that has been taken over by math ...
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