We believe secondary students need to be exposed to a complete and comprehensive mathematics education. This is primarily true due to the great technological advancements made in all societies throughout today’s world. Most career choices involve specialized knowledge of how, why and where machines and man work. Computers and mathematics have become an international language which generally transcends colloquial dialects. Since this is true, most career choices in this technological age demand a good working knowledge of mathematics.
The function of a secondary mathematics teacher is twofold. First, it is necessary to educate the student in facets of mathematics. The teacher must sharpen both the student’s deductive techniques and the student’s computational skills. In the process of doing so, the teacher must help expose the student to many possible career choices and specifically, which concepts studied in mathematics apply to what career.