> I just wish that the "Math Education" people, who > ultimately make the decisions on how best to teach > pre-college students, would listen to > "Mathematicians" who know what level of math > understanding is necessary for students to succeed > in math, science, and engineering degrees. Roughly 25% of high school juniors go on to earn bachelor's degrees. I'm guessing that at most half of these are in the sciences. Mathematicians (of which I am one) without an educational background only understand the needs of 10 - 15% of students. Why not teach the other 80+% too? Prof. Eric Kaljumagi LAC/Math Mt. San Antonio College