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  • It reinforces the lesson

    51 63.75%
  • It teaches responsibility

    35 43.75%
  • It prepares us for real life

    21 26.25%
  • It does even more ...

    16 20.00%
  • It does NONE of these things

    21 26.25%
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    10 12.50%
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm a physicist, I use calculus and more on a daily basis. Calc in fact can be very useful to everyone. If you know how to use it, it can make a lot of things easier and you can comprehend mathematical ideas better. Then when the mortgage broker is trying to rip you off, you can calculate quickly and figure out in just how many ways he wants to rip you off.
    generally scientists and math people use it. for example, im going into the fine arts when im out of high school. ill never in my life use calculus.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Screw that. Mandatory classes only exists to inflate the costs. I learned more about history on my own by reading books than I did in any history class.

    If people want to avoid certain coursework, they should be allowed to. It's their choice, and their loss for not learning the material.
    exactly. when you are going to college to become an artist. why would you be taking a math class?(other than learning your shapes which i learned in kindergarten)
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Screw that. Mandatory classes only exists to inflate the costs. I learned more about history on my own by reading books than I did in any history class.

    If people want to avoid certain coursework, they should be allowed to. It's their choice, and their loss for not learning the material.
    People are more than free to avoid coursework, but then they should forgo the receipt they get at the end of college which says that you've satisfied all the requirements of the degree.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    generally scientists and math people use it. for example, im going into the fine arts when im out of high school. ill never in my life use calculus.
    Well maybe if you wanted to calculate your mortgage and compounded interest rates to figure out what you'd actually be paying on your house you'd want that. But other than practical things which everyone has to do such as finance and contract...sure, totally useless.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    exactly. when you are going to college to become an artist. why would you be taking a math class?(other than learning your shapes which i learned in kindergarten)
    If you go to University, you should have to learn it. I you go to College, not so much. If you go to a Tech School or Jr. College not at all.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    If you go to University, you should have to learn it. I you go to College, not so much. If you go to a Tech School or Jr. College not at all.
    PRAISE CTHULHU!! i hate math
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Meh, alright. I think it's pretty important stuff and can be used more often than people are willing to give it credit for. Basic math I think should be known by pretty much everyone. History is important as well, at University level you should be taking at least a few history courses. I did, cause it was interesting and I really liked history; particularly America history.
    History is good to know if you are interested in politics, but it is never important unless you are a contestant on Jeopardy or being interviewed by Katie Couric.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Well maybe if you wanted to calculate your mortgage and compounded interest rates to figure out what you'd actually be paying on your house you'd want that. But other than practical things which everyone has to do such as finance and contract...sure, totally useless.
    How many mortgages or contracts does the average person sign in their lifetime? One? Teach calculus to the realtors, or better yet use a mortgage calculator, and save yourself years of unnecessary math classes.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    History is good to know if you are interested in politics, but it is never important unless you are a contestant on Jeopardy or being interviewed by Katie Couric.


    How many mortgages or contracts does the average person sign in their lifetime? One? Teach calculus to the realtors, or better yet use a mortgage calculator, and save yourself years of unnecessary math classes.

    sheer genius thats all i have to say.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    P.S. I skipped steps and separated things out. The original equation would be 8/12 = X/21 (which is basic algebra). Then it becomes 21*(8/12) (which is multiplying fractions).

    Since I know how to multiply fractions, I can take the 8 out momentarily and look at 21/12 = 1 and 9/12 = 1 and 3/4. Then I multiply that by 8 so I know I have 8 + 8*(3/4) = 8 + 6 = 14.
    In my head, I figured this one.
    12X = 8 * 21
    But I never took calculus in high school and wish I had..
    Its a confidence thing, I never had the necessary ton of confidence..
    And confidence can be a fleeting, etheral thing.
    As a cop out, I think the way calc was explained , the reason for it, was not so good.
    Much like the Dems trying to explain health care reform to our people.

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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    History is good to know if you are interested in politics, but it is never important unless you are a contestant on Jeopardy or being interviewed by Katie Couric.
    I think there is weight to the knowledge. Knowing something rarely causes more harm than good. Less you're an Al-Queda operative captured by the CIA...and even then if you don't know anything you'd probably reap the same repercussions as if you did.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    How many mortgages or contracts does the average person sign in their lifetime? One? Teach calculus to the realtors, or better yet use a mortgage calculator, and save yourself years of unnecessary math classes.
    Not so much, sadly. Especially given the last round of crap we went through with banks and predatory lending. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way. An understanding of math and economics helps a lot when trying to figure out what it is that the government is trying to do or what we can reasonably accomplish with government.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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