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From: David Silverman

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2012021909:23:03
Subject: Re: wide ranging importance of learning math



A common misconception is that students can get by later in life
without understanding math -- except for possibly adding a grocery
list.  This is the most incorrect idea in the spectrum of students'
naive ideas.  Math is the most important subject in the academic
world.  It teaches students how to organize their thoughts for
solution of problems -- all types of problems not only those of math. 
What could be more significant in life than that?

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