The Mathematics Plague

 

The Mathematics Plague

 

By Elton Camp

 

It’s a fact of modern life we must face

Mathematics holds an important place

 

Arithmetic, basic algebra, geometry too

All are important skills for me and you

 

Of the people, only a tiny percent require

Advanced algebra, trig, calculus or higher

 

An educational development to abhor

Is to require all to take more and more

 

So much of it is of virtually no worth

To ninety-nine percent of folks on earth

 

Quadratic equations I’ve never had to solve

Nothing ever have those inequities involved

 

So far, I’ve gotten along in life just fine

Without using tangent, secant or cosine

 

Nor has it, even once, been of value to know

How fast, to overtake a car, I’d have to go

 

But we are making school increasingly tough

By continuing to teach our kids such stuff

 

It’s high time somebody cried out, “Enough!”

And childhood slavery to higher math rebuff

 


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Educational requirements out of touch with reality
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