Math and science educators across the country spend their summers learning how to make calculus more engaging and biology more relevant, but there's a problem: What if high schoolers never even signed up for those classes?
What if a tough ninth grade algebra class meant they hopped off the high-tech train, and couldn't find a way back on later? What if nobody answered when kids asked, "But if I'm not going to be a chemist, why do I need this?"
For all the reasons teens find to stop taking math, science and technology classes, a study published online in the journal "Psychological Science" found a relatively simple way to make them continue: Convince their parents first.
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Never got past algebra in high school...math was another language to me....basics were easy enough...add, subtract, multipy and divide...some %...measuement was on the easy side....that was it...I have kids as well...If they can do it....more power to them.
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When kids ask that if I'm not going to be a chemist, why do I need this? In response to the curious kids, I seem to be getting more curious. I wonder if students are quite sure that we can try to have our brain equipped with eyes. However, as a parent, I’d rather see my kids who are doing busy with their interests than make them understand further more on what they can do.
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