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Published: Sunday, Aug. 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Trigonometry mastery is a good thing (as a form of mental calisthenics, and for it's theoretical value, and to prepare kids for more advanced math). But what percentage of Americans really use sines, cosines, tangents and cotangents it in their daily jobs?

It's a great and fun subject (I loved it), but I don't think we need to label any kids who don't get to it in high school as "failures". I'm sure there's adults who use them regularly... but I'm pretty sure it's not the majority of adults who use them every day, or even use them at all after leaving school. But I may be wrong.

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