Why Do We Teach Math and Read Shakespeare?

I follow a blog called Beyond the Rhetoric, written by Michael Kwan. Recently he has written a multiple part post about the reasons for teaching math in school and reading the works of famous writers. Do these subjects have any value in the real world? Why read Shakespeare? Why learn math, or the quadratic equation? There has been some very worthwhile discussion that you should check out. Follow the links above to each post. Comment if you like, your opinions we help further our insights and learning.

What do I think about math and reading in k-12 education? Go to Beyond the Rhetoric and find out. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Why Do We Teach Math and Read Shakespeare?

  1. Thanks for the kind words, Ray. I’m very pleased with the discussion that those two articles have sparked. Some people feel very strongly about the topic (the comment by Richard Yeomans is particularly passionate) and this makes for great debate!

    • You are welcome Michael, it is the truth. I really do look forward to a new BTR to see what new thoughts it is going to provoke. You are correct that these last two posts have really brought out the passion in people.

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