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3rd Year Math is Important!

Here are a few reasons from our counselors:

  • If the student have even the slightest thought of attending community college students will need to take placement test. If they test low or have poor grades in math they will have to take remedial classes they have to pay for until they get to college level, which is what they need to obtain their degree or possibly their certificate. Try taking math after essentially taking 2.5.
  • I attended a conference over the summer, 2 separate recruiters for construction workers unions/organizations and they said they test for math skills and you have to qualify at a certain level to get accepted into their programs. This goes for other trade school as well.
  • I have also spoken to other industry professionals and professors who say that math is needed not just for the math skills, but the thinking skills you learn by doing math.
  • Community College is college and students will be required to take math.  Staying in math for 4 years will help them avoid 1 or more remedial math classes that do not count for transfer credit (and they will be paying for those classes).
  • Most Careers have a technical component (even construction & bartending) so math skills need to be solid in order to advance in that field.  My son needed to know a lot of math as a bartender & now as a restaurant manager.
  • This is the last shot at a “free education”, everyone should take advantage of it!
  • Brain development.  Higher level learning increases neural pathways in the brain that increases intelligence and analytical abilities.
  • Higher test scores in a city/town increase the property values as it becomes a more desirable area as families move into areas that have strong schools with higher test scores.
  • The skills they learn in science and math help students in their careers as they learn to analyze and apply concepts to solve problems.
  • Military – ASVAB:  increases scores which equal more job choices in the military for the young recruit.  That test is English & Math with some embedded science questions demonstrate aptitude, which also increases job choices and placement. (Ex: I have been interviewed at length on 2 occasions for nuclear sub and above top secret clearance for 2 different HS grads.  They never even thought about this while they were here.)
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