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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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Thread: What Does Homework Do?

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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    Lawls thatd be odd
    Not really. The odds are good that if I don't know him, I know someone who does. That's pretty much how it is here in Chicago when it comes to the trades.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Not really. The odds are good that if I don't know him, I know someone who does. That's pretty much how it is here in Chicago when it comes to the trades.
    hes a retired member of i think its union 66. but it was the tile setters union. when i get my diploma hes gonna get me a job. he was a well known member. they liked him so much when he went on the disabled list they made a special position for him.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    If I couldn't graduate without taking pre-calculus, I would never have gone to a university or had aspirations for graduate school.
    How did you make it out of University without taking calculus? Why would pre-cal have prevented you from going to University or grad school? It's not hard, it's basic math. Maybe our University standards are slipping too. University specifically should be the most academically rigorous and challenging of all higher education institutions. I don't see how having to take pre-cal would do anything to change that or prevent someone from going to University.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How did you make it out of University without taking calculus? Why would pre-cal have prevented you from going to University or grad school? It's not hard, it's basic math. Maybe our University standards are slipping too. University specifically should be the most academically rigorous and challenging of all higher education institutions. I don't see how having to take pre-cal would do anything to change that or prevent someone from going to University.
    calculus is a bunch of bs. no one uses that unless their a mathematician.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Iwa View Post
    calculus is a bunch of bs. no one uses that unless their a mathematician.
    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.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How did you make it out of University without taking calculus? Why would pre-cal have prevented you from going to University or grad school? It's not hard, it's basic math. Maybe our University standards are slipping too. University specifically should be the most academically rigorous and challenging of all higher education institutions. I don't see how having to take pre-cal would do anything to change that or prevent someone from going to University.
    I am still a university student, mind you. I am a major in History, going into Secondary Education, with a minor in Special Education, and a minor in Political Science. Mathematics was not really high in requirement for any of those fields.

    You overestimate the population's ability to do mathematics. Pre-calculus would be incredibly difficult for me, as was Algebra II.

    I literally would not have made it out alive had I been required to follow a mathematically-based curriculum. There are many reasons why, but I referred to them in other threads and do not wish to revisit them here.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    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.

    And I doubt that you literally wouldn't have made it out alive if you had to take pre-cal. I mean, even if you had problems with the subject, I doubt that the problems would have resulted in your death.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Well, death in the prospect of living the good life, or the ordinary life.
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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.

    And I doubt that you literally wouldn't have made it out alive if you had to take pre-cal. I mean, even if you had problems with the subject, I doubt that the problems would have resulted in your death.
    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.
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    Re: What Does Homework Do?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    it got me in trouble 'cause i'd never do it
    I see, and now learning is not that easy; old or bad habits are hard to break. During my teen years I was seldom a bear for doing the "work-at-home".
    I retired as a laborer, not good.

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