You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Some people feel that with the help of technology, there is little difficulty in solving complex mathematical problems. Therefore, mathematics is no longer a mandatory subject at schools and colleges. To what extent do you agree to the statement? Why?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
It is widely believed that technology has created dynamic changes in the field of mathematics, which has made even complex mathematical problems easier. Therefore, some believe that the inclusion of mathematics as a key subject in the school or college curriculums is no longer necessary. Although I acknowledge the fact that technology has made such a great impact in this subject, I believe that mathematics must remain an integral part of school and college curriculums.
Firstly, mathematics is an inseparable part of learning for all formal learners, no matter where he is: at a school or a college, and receiving an in-depth knowledge in the subject is an essential life skill. For example, it helps a person with skills such as mental calculations, understanding measurements and problem solving. If it is not included as an essential part of formal education, it can be deemed inappropriate as it stunts their intellectual growth.
Secondly, mathematics is considered the mother of all subjects. It goes hand in hand with all the other disciplines such as Biology, Physics, Chemistry and even History or Art. Modern technology has made its impression in all this fields. Considering this as a fact, it is unwise to exclude any such subject from the academic curriculum. This is because technology can only assist any form of formal education as I think it has not grown enough to replace any subject from a school or a university.
There are some who think that technology will one day replace math from the formal academic curriculum. However, I think this would not happen in near future.
To conclude, though I admit the fact that technology can be incorporated in either teaching or learning mathematics at schools and colleges, which can craft innovative learning and deepen understanding, I would not suggest the subject should be excluded from the curriculum.