But many other math subjects are preposterously useless in real life and simply not encountered outside of careers in fairly specific fields. For many of those kids, these are things they will never use.
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"In conclusion, fuck this noise."
Just for the record, this isn't the rant of a bitter moron. I was really good at math in school; straight A's, AP calculus, the whole thing. That's why I feel qualified, as someone who's learned and forgotten it all, to explain which math subjects are actually completely useless for normal human beings.