Northern California, graduated in 1987:
1. How many years of HS math were you required to have?
3 yrs for those on the college prep track; 2 yrs for those on the general track; I took 4
Kiddo, graduated in 2016, was required to take 4 years of higher math. He took prealgebra, algebra 1 and algebra 2 in middle school; then geometry, trig, calcuclus and something else, maybe more calculus?
2. How many years of HS math do you think we should require?
Probably should take at least basic algebra and geometry; obviously should take what their desired college requires if they are college bound
3. Would you prefer HS students take more practical math courses like financial math over math with more scientific applications like geometry?
In general, I would like to see more life skills taught including practical math; but I also think basic algebra and geometry have a lot of practical applications.
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