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09/07/2017

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Trey

I disagree with other forms of "quantitative reasoning” in replacement of rudimentary algebra. Its a really cheap thing to do just take those classes math helps you make sense of things.

Trevor B

I believe that algebra should be mandatory. You can use math in many ways than you realize throughout your day. You may not be using algebra, but taking algebra helps train your mind to do calculations faster than you would have done without algebra.

Nick S

I feel as if algebra should be something that everyone has to learn during their educational career. It is a baseline for many other fields in math and definitely helps in understanding those other courses. Most people use algebra in their everyday lives without even realizing it. We develop a better ability to problem solve by learning important math subjects such as algebra. Being a college student and taking courses that apply directly to algebra and building off of its core ideas means that having previous classes in algebra is very important. By replacing algebra with other math courses people will lose some of the core basics to algebra and might have a harder time later with a math class or even whatever job they may have.

K Thompson

I believe that basic algebra should be taught to everyone because there are some things we use everyday. It is especially important as an introduction to other math courses. Even by replacing algebra with other courses the students would still have to be taught some algebra anyways to keep up. That being said, I personally took two algebra classes and I think that was unnecessary. Just a simple basic class will do just fine.

Aaron

I believe that algebra should continue to be incorporated into classroom curriculum everywhere. Sure I may not be using the quadratic equation in everyday life, but algebra benefits me in areas such as basic problem solving and even specific tasks such as dosage calculations in my nursing classes. These are all things people forget when they talk about algebra.

Emma

I believe that schools should continue to teach algebra. The author is mistaken because he overlocks the fact that algebra is essential in order for students to understand other math concepts. Though I concede that algebra may not be as important as other math concepts I still insists that it is necessary to learn.

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