A friend of mine tagged me with the image below in Facebook. Of course, both of us knew that she was joking.
Well, if you have been doing mathematics all your life, you wouldn’t let that pass would you?
We learn Algebra and other mathematics not because we will use them literally in real life, but because they train us to think and to solve problems.
Second Reply (Can’t just get enough)
The problems that we solve everyday may not use Algebra per se, but we use the principles and strategies in solving mathematical problems to solve real-life problems. The ability to ask what if questions, to recognize and generalize patterns (weather prediction, for instance), to make plausible conjectures, and many others need mathematics. In fact, almost every problem solving in real life is mathematical. Most people are just not aware of it.
Overkill, but educational.
Don’t tag a mathematics teacher with something that says negative about mathematics.