Because math is hard, and that’s not fair. Or something. Maths textbooks should be banned because they intimidate pupils, headteacher says.
Maths textbooks should be banned because they intimidate pupils, a leading girls’ school headmistress has said.
This woman should retire to her Victorian feinting couch, and not trouble her tiny mind about those hard math problems.
This is the kind of insanity that leads to bridges falling down. “Oh no, math is hard!!”
Because we don’t need math. Or something. Add in We don’t need engineers, or scientists or statisticians or economists, or actuaries, or … Oh, and we won’t need computer security in the future, so math can just be eliminated. When someone talks about elliptic-curve encryption they aren’t talking about drivers’ ED, or if a Mersenne Prime is mentioned they aren’t talking about European literature. The Sieve of Eratosthenes isn’t used in cooking.
Look, I get it. Not everyone is good at math. Not everyone can play the cello like Yo-Yo Ma. I don’t really care if that is fair or not. It doesn’t mean we should eliminate math or the cello. (Oh, and see “You’re not bad at Math, You’re just lazy.”)