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Old 06-11-2019, 08:15 AM
Urbanredneck is offline
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How many years of high school math do students need?

Back when I was in high school in the 80's in Missouri we only had to take 1 credit in math. Now my son takes 3 - algebra 1, algebra 2, and one other like trigonometry or geometry.

Granted in many fields like engineering you need these so you can go onto subjects like calculus then differential equations and so forth.

Do we need 3 years of high school math for a general student?

I propose we need math but it should be practical math such as accounting and understanding of business and finance such as how to analyze a loan and how compounded interest works. Why? Because no matter what field you go into you will need those skills.

What do you all think?


1. How many years of HS math were you required to have?

2. How many years of HS math do you think we should require?

3. Would you prefer HS students take more practical math courses like financial math over math with more scientific applications like geometry?


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