“When am I ever going to use this?”
The work we were doing felt arbitrary at the time, learning things not because they made us better people or well equipped, but rather because that’s just what school and the curriculum was. And that can be incredibly discouraging. Pair it with someone’s struggles to understand the concepts and it’s unsurprising that math and science gets the bad rep it does in high school. It’s unsurprising that people can be comfortable with saying “math is hard” and leaving it at that. So, looking back, I wanted to dig into why math and science is a worthwhile study regardless of whether you enter a STEM field.
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