Monday, December 29, 2008

But I use math daily....

The fact is that while math was the bane of my educational experience, it also is a daily reality in professional life. How many of my daily tasks require math? Many of them.....Here's an example.

Marketing Analysis - I work for an online education company sometimes helping them with some web marketing stuff. AT the heart of it, there are the analytics which comes down to lots of simple math calculations. Its not the simple percentages that are the problem, it's that we routinely discuss the trends and whether the data sample is adequate to make a decision.

The point is that life, if nothing else, is ironic. If you have trouble with a subject in school, you can be sure that it will end up being critical to your career.


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