Monday, December 13, 2004

What will I use this for?

Here's some justification for working on the ?OTD from a NYTimes article called The Last Time You Used Algebra Was. . . on the math study we were discussing last week:

"Kids don't study poetry just because they're going to grow up to be poets. It's about a habit of mind. Your mind doesn't think abstractly unless it's asked to - and it needs to be asked to from a relatively young age. The rigor and logic that goes into math is a good way for your brain to be trained."