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Q: Would you hire a non-math college graduate?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/california-state-university-system-eliminates-015218600.html

 

I never thought math would be removed as a core course for bachelor's degree.

15 weeks 1 day ago in  Teaching & Learning - China

 
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The value in math is not just arriving at a correct numerical answer, but in learning a logical approach resulting in a predictable outcome. 

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Wow...  This isn't even advanced math. "Intermediate Algebra", also known as "a class that I took in high school."  Have we really allowed education to become this watered down?  

 

I guess this explains why my Facebook feed is cluttered with so many of those stupid "only a genius can solve it" math problems that are answered wrong because PEOPLE DONT UNDERSTAND ORDER OF OPERATIONS.  

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It would depend on the job. I've hired my share of English teachers and their maths skills were never a consideration.

 

 

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When you go to College, you were already taught basic Math (unless things have changed in all my years since High School) , So why charge me for a class that is useless to my major?

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What the???

 

You guys have to do maths to do maths to graduate??

 

That's just crazy!!!

 

My degree was in philosophy and applied linguistics... why should I be forced to do algebra at uni (again?)

 

What about language majors?

 

Visual Arts?

 

Psych?

 

Law?

 

History?

 

Studies in Religion?

 

Literature?

 

It's just as bad as all university entrants in China needing to pass English in the Gaokao, or getting CET4 to graduate....

 

(and, yes, I do think that 'intermediate maths' should be taught... at school! And needs to be passed - but shouldn't be a requirement to finish a uni degree)

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