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The Point of Learning Geometry

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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beaky456

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What is the point of learning Geometry? No one wants to learn to prove triangles congruent. In the next round, I will give factual evidence on why this subject should be removed from the mathematics cirriculum.
InVinoVeritas

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This is quite an unusual topic. Thank you for bringing it up, nonetheless.

Here is why geometry should stay in schools' math curricula:
1. Many careers involve the use of geometry. Aeronautical engineers, architects, interior designers, and many others apply this subject during their workdays. And through their work, people with these careers benefit humanity (e.g., through efficiently designing buildings, in the case of an architect.) A strong knowledge of geometry enables these people to enhance the lives of people across the globe.
2. Many people rely on their visuo-spatial ability in order to think. To imagine something, one needs to recognize the specific shape and linear structures. Through being taught geometry, one develops a more enhanced visuo-spatial thinking process.
3. Geometry, as with most branches of mathematics, encourages students to apply logical thinking and problem-solving abilities. The reason why mathematical problems (and specifically those regarding geometry) appear on standardized exams, such as the SAT and GRE, is that a strong grasp of mathematical skills correlates to a stronger ability to think logically and apply knowledge to solve problems.
Debate Round No. 1
beaky456

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InVinoVeritas

Pro

Extend the argument...
Debate Round No. 2
beaky456

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InVinoVeritas

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Extend all arguments. Vote PRO.

Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by WriterSelbe 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Geometry still sucks. But, anyway, yeah Pro wins definitely.
Vote Placed by imabench 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF, doomed from the start, and Pro had some great videos