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Originally posted by captaintyinknots
reply to post by Pedro4077
There are MANY applications for such formulas. My father, my brother, my uncle and my brother-in-law are all pipe fitters. Guess what? They use these formulas DAILY.
Sorta sounds like you are trying to justify your child's laziness...dont get me wrong, there are many reasons why kids lose interest in school, and school is certainly not a perfect science. But to shrug off things as important as simple geometry is not the way to go.
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Originally posted by pajoly
It sounds like your mind is already made up, so why ask? Your son likely reflects your values, which apparently include a view that knowledge is useless unless it helps you to get a paycheck. Your own writing reflects this as well, riddled as it is with spelling mistakes (not typos), poor grammar and randomly capitalized words.
I'd certainly argue what knowledge he learns (knowledge = facts + understanding) defines what kinds of work can earn him a paycheck. Your call, do you want him as limited as you are or do you want his possibilities broader?
Originally posted by Pedro4077
My son will be 15 soon. I have been teaching him to drive, fence, lay concrete, weld ect. He will most likely never be out of work. He has a head start on the others who obsess about perfect grades.