### Algebra, geometry, trig better than h.s. calculus

Research suggests taking calculus in high school doesn’t help students with the math class in college; the prerequisites do.

Research suggests taking calculus in high school doesn’t help students with the math class in college; the prerequisites do.

A career in the 21st century will require more problem-solving ability than one a hundred years ago would have. Sharpen those algebra skills.

Poll: How many high school students in the US should be required to take algebra and geometry? Are these skills needed?

Why is it so important for *all* kids to learn algebra? Maybe we should start focusing on math that will help them succeed in life instead.

The movie stretches principles of chemistry a bit, but the math is workable in, say, an algebra class. Plus, the cinematography excels.

Visiting an algebra I classroom in Alton, Ill., last fall, I discovered a fun game the teacher played to help kids manipulate numerical expressions.