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Old 05-30-2024, 02:42 PM   #741
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I graduated high school 15 years ago now and we had Math 30-1, 30-2, 31, and 33. The 30-2 kids were all seen as remedial and picked on for this. 33 was for people who failed other classes. 31 was basic calculus. I took both 30-1 and 31 and still ended up in an Arts degree. Leaving more doors open isn't a bad call.

Also, I was in school at a time when being popular also meant you had to maintain a decent grade average. People who didn't were just losers who no one would consider seriously. I partied a lot and didn't take it seriously, but still completed these courses.

The courses weren't that hard though. Frankly if your kid can't get through math 30-1 maybe you should consider a brief kumon course or something. I always laughed at the kids in Kumon too, but isn't the goal to set your kid up for the best possible life? Sometimes you need to get them to do things they don't necessarily want to do for that to become reality. Also I would suggest quite heavily that what was "cool" for us 20 years ago or more, is almost certainly not what defines cool or popular now.
I graduated around the same time as you, and didn't even take a 30 level math. It's never held me back and I was certainly not made fun of for it

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Old 05-30-2024, 02:50 PM   #742
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Haha, if she tutors on the side my daughter may have to hit her up.
LOL, there is no one over the age of 12 who would ever want my wife to teach them math. She barely made it through Math 11 in high school and teaching grade 2 kids as she is now is probably where she's best suited in terms of math instruction.

She's great at every other subject and had no problem graduating with a humanities and then eventually an education degree, both with honors. But her math skills are definitely lacking. But it has never remotely been an impediment in two different non-technical career paths.
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Old 05-30-2024, 02:56 PM   #743
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It makes me happy that these two posts are right next to each other.

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So it's possible I haven't ruined my daughter's future?
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I don’t think they’re referring only to math as an indicator.
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So it's possible I haven't ruined my daughter's future?
Not because of math classes. Other reasons? Let's ask her in about 20 years...



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