okay, so no **** , my algebra teacher came out and told us "its true, youll never use algebra in real life" so, of course the whole class freaks out. when she finnaly calmed us down i asked her "why do they tech it then?" and she said "cause it makes you think." so thats why they teach algebra
We use algebra more than we might think, but not as technically as schools always teach us. Just as there's math in everything if you dig deep enough, there's algebra.
I use it every day. literally every day, I wouldn't have a job if I couldn't do algebra because it is so commonly used. somebody hit me with a cool SCIENCE reaction pic. (i'm a scientist)
Research Assistant (RA) kind of more an australian thing (i moved to australia for a year to take the position) its basically doing research before you've done your Ph. D. since i just finished college back in the states
You don't use a lot of the stuff you learn in school. In fact, you forget most of it. However, school:
1. Helps your ability to learn new things in the future
2. Gets you ready for a workplace-like environment
3. Teaches you to cope with working alongside other people
4. Acts like a ladder to higher learning necessary for your job
Math isn't just a bunch of numbers and letters put together. Math is a tool used to prove things that happen in real life. For example, this is an algebraic problem it seems, where you have to find x and y. x and y aren't just letters thrown into some numbers, they're variables. You have to know what these variables are when dealing with some real life **** , with little things like investing to much bigger things like putting a man in space. I'm a senior in high school and yes I love to slack off, but soon you'll learn that math is important in a lot of cases. Btw, I'm not the best at math, but I know it's important to more people than just an algebra teacher.
If you take one very basic function in algebra, which would be to be equal to both sides of the equation, and average Joe could think, "if Money = Beer, and a better job = more money, if I get some late qualifications, then by using (qualifications x promotion) = more money, then better job = more beer!"
Or something along those lines.
Why would anyone want to be an average Joe? Math is what gets you ahead. That is why they teach it to you-Engineers, Business Analysts, Bankers, Scientists...most GOOD jobs need math.
Maths in school isn't taught to you to be used in an
everyday situation, learning maths enhances the part
of your brain which is used for problem solving and logic,
which is used on a very daily basis, maths in schools is
to train your brain, not so you can find x. Unfortunately
most math teachers, with all their problem solving and
logic, can't explain that this is infact what maths is for.
The only time you would need to know mathematical
equations is if you wanted to teach maths, be a scientist or
engineer (im sure there are a few more) but even that
maths is covered in college/uni.
So hopefully this answers
the question asked by kids and adults alike all over the
world "Why the **** do i need to know how to find x?".
my teacher in 8th grade said "now before i teach you anything this year, dont ask 'when am i ever gonna use it?' the answer to that is 'to pass my class'"