For your child’s sake, don’t hate on math

Admit it – given the choice between reading a book and solving some algebraic equations, you’d pick the book, according to this Teach for American blog post.  How about a technical journal vs. a fashion or sports magazine? At a dinner out with multiple parties that ends up dividing up the bill,  are you relieved when someone else offers to “do the math?” Have you admitted to not understanding the details of your stock portfolio, your income taxes, your mortgage refinance, or even your paycheck? And yet – you probably compare prices on groceries, cell phone plans, and airline tickets.  You regularly look for sales and discounts.  You can mentally inventory the contents of your refrigerator and estimate if you need to buy that extra pack of sliced cheese for lunches next week…

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