Not to brag, but I was quite the whipper-snapper at math in high school. In the honors program, A’s were the norm (there was one errant B in the third quarter of trigonometry), and I found out after graduation that my peers had a bet going if the valedictorian or I would score higher on the advanced placement test (more of them picked me than her… I earned a 5 out of 5, and I assume she did, too… but still… me > her).
Boasting does not become me, and since I’ve painted myself Just Sh–ty after claiming I was The Sh–, it’s time for me to deflect, quick!
So, yeah, math. It used to be pretty cool to “know” and “understand” how to solve problems without calculators, to me at least. It’s like history in that way – if you don’t learn from it, you’re doomed to repeat it. Well, maybe not, but my point is this:
Kids today have it easy.
Too easy? I wouldn’t go that far. In reality, does anyone really need to know how to _____ without computers? In reality, kids today need to know more about the birds and the bees, than tangents and cosines, or in other words, more about f—ing than functions.
Over the past year, there has not been 1, nor 2, nor 3, nor 4, nor 5, but at least 6 (!) math (!) teachers that have been found guilty of becoming involved with their students. That doesn’t add up. (Sorry, had to.)
(Keep in mind the St. in front of each prof’s name represents Sex teacher, not Saint. Did you buy it?)