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Who Really Needs Math Anyway?

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Who Really Needs Math Anyway?

Ryan McGuire, Staff Writer

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Math: by exact definition, it means “the abstract study of space and quantity.”  By common definition, it simply means “awful.”  Students have had to take it every year since kindergarten, but how much is what we learn in the classroom really applied to our lives or future careers?  Someone who wants to pursue law shouldn’t have to waste time sitting in calculus for a year, they should be taking political science or english.  Of course, a future doctor, pharmacist, vet, or other pre-health students need to take a math course or two, but the people who actually pursue these careers only make up a small percentage of the current student population at LMHS.

Junior Isabela Schmitt said “I absolutely hate math!  I want to study hospitality and management at UCF.  You can’t tell me that I need math or science to help me with that major.  I know myself, and I’m never going to want to pursue a career in medicine or anything like that, so why can’t math be something optional that I can replace with something useful for me, such as communications.”  If math was

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