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ERIC Number: ED241269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Why Mathematics?
McClellan, Kathryn T.
Why mathematics should be learned is discussed. Its role as an important active force in the development of our civilization, and as the most useful subject taught in our schools, next to English, is noted. The primary objective of all mathematics work is to help man study nature, and some practical achievements of this connection are noted. Mathematics is also important in a number of fields, such as the social sciences, business, medicine, military science, communication, and transporation. Then, mathematics as a beautiful art form is discussed, and its relationship to music is described. What mathematics should mean to ministers is also noted. The relevancy of pure mathematics, which may seem to have no practical use, is detailed. Finally, that mathematics trains the mind to think clearly is propounded. A closing comment stresses everyone's need for mathematics. (MNS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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