|Day 14 of 31|
As a high school math teacher, this is a question that I'm used to. And I'm fine with answering it. I am well aware that most people will not have to verify trigonometric identities as part of their professional lives. However, I do sincerely believe that learning some higher level math helps develop analytical skills that (hopefully) will be used in the future. Sometimes the concepts are tough, I think of it like excersizing the brain.
In my Algebra 1 class this morning, I had a student really floor me. Instead of the normal complaint, his speech went something like this.
"To me, this is like building a flying hot dog. Why do I need to learn all of the steps to building a flying hot dog when I can just take an airplane?
Like I said, stopped in my tracks.
PS - Happy π Day!