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I am an advocate of teaching applied mathematics as opposed to pure math at early educational stages. What we really want to achieve is a population capable of higher reasoning and advanced problem solving skills than we currently have. Math is essential to the understanding of physics, biology, computer software, computer technology, music, economics, business, etc. and can be taught, thoroughly, through these subjects. Math is better learned and appreciated when taught as a tool used in reasoning processes related to the subjects that interest the student the most. Course work structured to teach the student the beauty of deeper understanding leads directly to a deeper appreciation of mathematics and a more creative, confident and contributive individual.
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