It does seem that once you run out of the easy stuff (through elementary calculus), continuing on in mathematics (at the college level) requires a heavy time commitment, as do the other subjects. Combined with the uncertainties of how will you feed yourself (unless you plan on Ramen noodles the rest of your life), decisions must be made.
On Nov 14, 2012, at 12:46 AM, Jonathan Crabtree <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> My middle son was doing a dual math/science degree at the University of Melbourne. However because that is rare (and hard) exam clashes meant he dropped the math and will get just one qualification rather than two. > > At some stage it seems most leave math behind to leverage the foundation it provides and launch a career elsewhere. > > However to keep young kids interested in the math journey to somewhere else, they might benefit from this link > > http://www.lucyhawking.com/george--the-big-bang.html