Most of all I can see that I'm not the only one that thinks it's a little contrived.
It was just as I was thinking that the only skill that I seem to be building is critical thinking,although I agree strongly that that's an important skill.
There is actually an course called College Algebra at my junior college.Assumptions are just wishful thinking dressed up with logic so I will ask a counselor.I'm in an course called Pre Algebra now but I cannot imagine the horror if this is actually just "basics".
I can't imagine that I will use something as banal as factoring of quadratic polynomials,but yes,i agree that it builds on other intangible qualities that seem to contribute to logical assesment.
On the subject of gramatica.I use an Websters Dictionary and Thesaurus when making any communication where my words are the only indicator of intelligence.They also make an notebook guide to punctuation.
As you can see by some of the spelling
on this board,it is in great need.Quite obviously it takes an level of intelligence beyond the representation of these fundamental errors,however it makes them appear ignorant.
Please keep the comments flowing!