|I Have Lost Faith
||[Sep. 28th, 2007|06:14 pm]
Unofficial Murderous Maths Forum on LJ
So, regular maths today [ie AS level maths class, not AS further maths], the following is observed:
*teacher has written most of a worked example*
"... and that leaves us with x2 = -1 or 1/9. Now, we know we can't solve x2 = -1, so we'll just cross it out and focus on the 1/9"
We'll just cross it out?!
I put my hand up in protest. "Eh? Surely there is at least one answer involving i?"
"Well yes there is, and we'll be coming onto that in further maths this term".
"So, are we not going to cover imaginary numbers in A level maths? At all?"
I am now once again disgusted with the state of the education system in this country.