Re: “Don’t let math keep student from graduating” (letter, 6-21).
Why does math matter? Just for starters:
• Life changes. Those pursuing jobs that don’t involve higher math may change their minds and need that math knowledge later on.
• Life is complex. Learning math improves a student’s ability to understand complexity. Math uses your analytical brain. Students need to learn to use all parts of their brain.
• Life is full of problems. Not just math problems. We all deal with thousand of little problems, and sometimes big problems, each day. Math teaches you to be a better …