I hate when people say math is pointless. This is why America is crumbling, people.
You guys all bought mortgages that, if you did the math on, you'd realize in the future you couldn't afford :P. (sorry, had to say it)
Not to mention personal finance and budgeting, which I'd argue america is probably among the worst performing among developed nations (as it is with its education of math to students)
I think students need to get over this stigma with mathematics and science. It's for geeks, it's not practical, I can never learn it anyways.
It's for people who want good jobs with a decent salary, it's indispensable in so many walks of life, and if you just go slowly, be patient, ask questions, and practice (I mean, a LOT) it becomes really easy.
However, making math "fun" is much easier said that done, people have been trying to do it with mixed results for many years, things might not change so quickly.
Goal - BA Mathematics Major at TESC
Plan: International AP Calculus Teacher
B&M (Philosophy, Psychology, Calculus I/II, Physics I/II, Discrete Structures I/II, Comp Sci, Astronomy, Ethics)*42 credits
Athabasca (Nutrition, Globalization)*6 credits
ALEKS (Stats, Precalculus)*6 credits
CLEPS (College Math 73, A&I Lit 73, French 63, Social Sciences and History 59, American Lit 57, English Lit 59)*42 credits
TECEP (English Composition I, II)*6 credits
TESC Courses (MAT 270 Discrete Math A, MAT 321 Linear Algebra B, MAT 331 Calculus III B+, MAT 332 Calculus IV)*12 credits
DSST (MIS, Intro to Computing)*6 credits*(not using)
TESC Courses *6 Credits
MAT 361 College Geometry (Jan-Mar)
MAT 351 Mathematical Modeling (Mar-May)