Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Help Stop Math Avoidance!

Print Friendly and PDF Careers That Don't Involve Taking Any Math Classes in College

Read more: Careers That Don't Involve Taking Any Math Classes in College | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8322974_careers-taking-math-classes-college.html#ixzz2DRLEVgmG

The article named above lists 4 areas where students can pursue careers without needing much math at all:
1) Legal Careers
2) Liberal Arts Writers, Researchers or Professors
3) Chiropractor
4) Law Enforcement

I guess the question is based on acceptance of a mediocre skill level. I don't want to hire a lawyer who is not a problem solver, nor a researcher who can't comprehend statistics, nor a chiropractor who can't deal with stresses and strains (yes, that is physical anatomy, but it's also math), nor a law enforcement officer who can't think better than his radar gun.

It's interesting that "ehow" seems to be "ehow not to" as well.

The mere idea that people accept math avoidance as a worthwhile goal that should be aided and abetted just nauseates me. 

Ehow.com also has a page claiming how lawyers need mathematical knowledge. (See http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4926151_lawyers-use-math.html)

I guess internal consistency is irrelevant. (Then again, "internal consistency" is a mathematical concept.)

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