Math Survival Guide: Change Your Attitude 01

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"Most of us are just as happy as we make up our minds to be."
-- Abraham Lincoln

          So, you’re stuck taking a math class and having to learn stuff that you,

most likely, will never need.  That’s right.  I said it.  Stuff that you will never

need!  Sure, math IS the language of science and money.  I’m not disputing

that.  But, if you aren’t aiming for a career in science or finance, then you will

probably never need this stuff.  You’ll need the compound interest that you’re

going to learn about in Algebra to help you manage your own personal

finances, but other than that…  nope!  So, why do you have to even take this

class?!  I mean, it’s all SO unfair!  This crud is standing between you and your



          Well, everyone on the planet has decided that you need a certain amount

of math to get out of high school and that you need a certain amount of math

to get a college degree.  That’s the deal.  Why do you think this is the case? 

Is it because you’ll need math for your job?  Probably not.  So what is it?  Why

do you have to take math?

Math trains you to think…
and to figure things out.


          OK, so you say you’ve heard THAT line before… and you’re not buying it.  OK, I’ll try harder.

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