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I completely agree. The way Maths and to some extent Physics is taught at Irish secondary schools is a complete joke.

They introduce subjects like trigonometry, calculus, matrices and complex numbers without in any way explaining how they apply to things in the real world.

I remember some friends from school who did mechanical engineering in college and wished that the maths teacher had told them they needed to know about calculus to be able to do mechanics properly. The college wasted loads of time and money re-teaching the entire class second level maths.

It is a complete joke. You can’t do a lot of traditional trades without this knowledge either.

Show teenagers how to draw a line on the screen with integration and tell them that is how their PlayStation 3 draws a zillion triangles a second and they’ll be hooked (well OK, maybe not all of them).

EDIT – Spelling and Grammar :oops: