I went to a private high school and yet (gasp!) I never took trigonometry! I never took calculus! I never took a class beyond Algebra and Geometry and I was really good at them. In fact, I was one of those kids who actually enjoyed math. Math to me was all about figuring out puzzles. At the beginning of my junior year of high school, I already knew that I was going to school for Foreign Affairs and Environmental Science. Thankfully, my guidance counselor was intelligent enough, and shall I say way ahead of her time, to help me pick which courses I needed to take for my last two years of high school and the plan did not include more math. While my friends were taking as many advanced math classes as they could, I wasn't. In spite of that, I did well enough on my SATs that I only took them once in my junior year of high school.
From my personal experience, you don't "need" all of that math and I'm sure a lot of you can relate! I came across this video today and I wanted to share it with all of you. It's a TED talk from John Bennett called "Why Math Instruction Is Unnecessary." Enjoy!
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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