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Geometry classes should not be their own, they should be inserted into other curricula

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/22/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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UnsweetIceTea

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geometry class is mainly review of other topics with the addition of new theorems applying to standard shapes. In geometry, the main linking factor between the different subtopics is that they all apply to shapes. geometry and its own is not used by everyone, and so, 8t should be split up instead of taking a full year to focus on math most well not be using unless going into certain feilds. on top of that, many of the proofs taught and used in geometry classes take up extra time and are not worth the effort.
Reeseroni

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I accept.

I will prove to Pro how Geometry is a core class, and should not be inserted into other curricula- but rather have its own class.

First of all, what is geometry?

Geometry: the branch of mathematics concerned with the properties and relations of points, lines, surfaces, solids, and higher dimensional analogs.

  • Geometry is not a review of other topics with some new theorems, it is its own branch of mathematics.
  • Geometry concerns many topics that are not introduced in other courses.


First Statement: "In geometry, the main linking factor between the different subtopics is that they all apply to shapes." R32;



This however is not true. Not all of geometry is shapes. Many things in geometry have to do with degrees, porportions, and ratios- which happen to not be shapes. I, for one, take Geometry and Algebra 2 at the same time. Geometry helps me substantially in completing some Algebra homework, which has nothing to do with shapes.


Second Statement: "Geometry and its own is not used by everyone, and so, 8t should be split up instead of taking a full year to focus on math most well not be using unless going into certain feilds."


This also, is not true. Geometry is used by nearly everyone everyday even if you don't notice it. Geometry concerns many things that you do without thinking. Geometry can be involved in driving, throwing a ball, and even stacking books! Geometry does not have to be recognized to be used. Geometry concerns many basic topics which people like you and me do everyday. While you may not write out proofs every day, or you may not need to calculate the length of an arc on a circle- there are many things that you can use geometry for even when you don't notice. My point is that what you said was a very broad statement- suggesting that not everyone uses geometry in their daily lives. Also, math classes should not be necessarily "split up" rather than taking a dual semester class. You are generally required to take core classes for two semesters and take minor classes for only a single semester. Geometry concerns many core formulas and topics that you can not advance into other math courses without knowing. Also, most jobs do require a background of math, and there are not many courses in college that wouldn't want you to know how to calculate the circumference of a circle. To be honest, geometry is not a class filled with tough topics and difficult concepts. Geometry is a class that builds on itself, so if you do not understand a basic idea, there is a great chance that you will not understand many parts of it. If this is the case, maybe you need to spend more time trying to understand it.


Third Statement: "On top of that, many of the proofs taught and used in geometry classes take up extra time and are not worth the effort."


This is also an unfair statement. While they may take up extra time, proofs are most definitely worth the work. Proofs are taught in geometry classes only to prove the basis to theorems or formulas, and to show how they came about. The mathemeticians and scientists that worked extremely hard to create theorems and formulas did it for the sake of making things easier. Without most formulas and theorems, we would be much less efficient in solving many problems, and we would not recognize the patterns in many types of equations that can be used to our advantage. Proofs are what a mathemetician or scientist uses to define his/her formula or proof. Without proofs, we would not be able to rely on the formulas to be consistent. It would be a hit or miss situation. While proofs may be a hassle to remember or figure out- we need to remember that without them, our homework would take much longer.

Thank you for contributing your opening arguement, and I look forward to your reply ;)

Debate Round No. 1
UnsweetIceTea

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