I also love math. However, you didn’t answer the “What am I going to do with this?” question. Indeed, lots of what goes on in school can have that question applied to it. We do need to have useful answers for these questions.

So, besides enough math to balance a checkbook, make change, do our taxes, etc., what is the point of studying math (or literature or history or whatever…)? Okay…yeah…Val Kilmer comes up with a reason in Red Planet, but most of us aren’t going to Mars.

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