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Solve Problems Like a Mathematician

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There’s a question you hear in high schools all around the world, a question that marks yet another student giving up on maths once and for all: “Why on earth are we learning something that we’ll never even use in real life?” The question actually has some merits, because indeed, a great deal of high school maths has little practical use.

Computers will cover our bases for calculating percentages and plotting graphs, and the rest of the topics will only be useful for the physicist-to-be.

So why do we study maths at all? When kids pin teachers with this question, most replies come straight from a politician’s playbook.

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