## Why Calculus?

The paper I read, Why Calculus #2, focused on why math is important in the real world. It covered many of the jobs that math is vital in such as; working as a cashier or even working as an accountant. This article really displayed the person's knowledge of the subject of math and how it can be used in everyday jobs. It talked about how it is important because of how many, if not all, jobs use mathematics in some way or another. It explains how all levels of jobs use mathematics.

This got me thinking because of how true it is. I personally tried to think of a job that did not involve mathematics but soon realized that is not true. Every single job, in one way or another uses mathematics, directly or indirectly. I thought about the jobs I a considering pursuing. Of course business admin will use mathematics in their job, but will filmmakers? The answer is absolutely. Involved in the process of filmmaking is producing, which is managing funds, creating contracts with actors, etc. It also involves blocking, which is choreographing where the actors go and move in the scene. This just solidifies that I will be seeing math in almost any job I get in my life.

I agree with the writer in most of the parts of the paper. The paper was not the longest paper written, so there were not many points made. However, the part of the paper I agreed with most, and talked about in my own personal paper, is the fact that it is important to learn high school calculus to learn how to solve problems and preserver through a problem that is challenging.

I think that Carlee will relate a lot of these points when learning about new content in her class. I believe this will be true because she likes kids working through problems if they do not understand. She likes to teach independent problem solving, which calculus can offer. I also think that she is heavily involved with preparing kids for the outside world. This is relevant because calculus can prepare kids to not only work through problems without giving up, but also because math skills are prevalent in the real world when it comes to careers. Ultimately teaching calculus will teach students perseverance and complex math skills.

This got me thinking because of how true it is. I personally tried to think of a job that did not involve mathematics but soon realized that is not true. Every single job, in one way or another uses mathematics, directly or indirectly. I thought about the jobs I a considering pursuing. Of course business admin will use mathematics in their job, but will filmmakers? The answer is absolutely. Involved in the process of filmmaking is producing, which is managing funds, creating contracts with actors, etc. It also involves blocking, which is choreographing where the actors go and move in the scene. This just solidifies that I will be seeing math in almost any job I get in my life.

I agree with the writer in most of the parts of the paper. The paper was not the longest paper written, so there were not many points made. However, the part of the paper I agreed with most, and talked about in my own personal paper, is the fact that it is important to learn high school calculus to learn how to solve problems and preserver through a problem that is challenging.

I think that Carlee will relate a lot of these points when learning about new content in her class. I believe this will be true because she likes kids working through problems if they do not understand. She likes to teach independent problem solving, which calculus can offer. I also think that she is heavily involved with preparing kids for the outside world. This is relevant because calculus can prepare kids to not only work through problems without giving up, but also because math skills are prevalent in the real world when it comes to careers. Ultimately teaching calculus will teach students perseverance and complex math skills.