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oyster  ·  161 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Make Your Daughter Practice Math. She’ll Thank You Later.

I don’t disagree with the findings just the conclusion in some part. I was good at math but math in school is abstract. It’s the stuff everybody knows some people will need later on in their wacky fancy careers but everybody else goes ohhhmagawd when will I ever use this. No joke, when I was in college I remember learning math how it related to architecture which I was studying and realized I was that person who would need it later, the reason everybody else had to sit through all that high school math they would never use. It was an odd feeling, I never saw myself as that person. Being good at math isn’t what made me look at studying architecture, I wanted to build something and do something big. The understanding that I could build things and occupy space with my ideas/plans is what was missing.