Summary Of Cindy Donaldson's Teaching Kids Why Math Matters

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"Without mathematics, there's nothing you can do. Everything around you is mathematics. Everything around you is numbers."~Shakuntala Devi. In "Teaching Kids Why Math Matters", Cindy Donaldson builds an argument that math will be in our lives for as long as we know it. The author presents examples such as personal reasons to learn math, patriotic reasons to learn math, and practical reasons to learn math so she can strengthen the logic and persuasiveness of her argument. Doing math in life will be rewarding by knowing how to tackle challenges. It will satisfy you in so many ways. In the paragraph 4 of the article it says,"Why do people go to the gym to ride a stationary bike? It's not so they can compete in the stationary bike olympics,…show more content…
In paragraph 8 of the article it says,"American students do not achieve well and do not choose to study mathematics beyond basic courses...". Students need to be able to understand the importance of math. In paragraph 10 of the article it says,"Math and physics as well as science are mandatory considered 'bread and butter' ares of education are emphasized more heavily through high school at a more advanced level than even freshman college year in the U.S.". Math may be hard but as long as we study more and more as we grow older it will become easy. In the last paragraph President Obama made his remarks about how we should encourage ourselves to pursue our career and making things happen for ourselves. He wants to become better at everything we do. Overall, math is going to be very important for us in the future. We must prepare ourselves for whats going to come. Using the examples to learn about math and understand how it will guide us to a bright future, Cindy Dolnaldson persuaded us into believing that no matter what the situation is math matters. Math is mandatory in life and is appealing to us. Some students belive that just because math is hard they should give up. Math will lead us to many great goals and

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