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## Why learn algebra? Let me count the ways!

Why do people learn algebra? Spend the next 5 minutes reading one person's opinions on this website.

Once you've had a chance to consider what this website has to say, think about the points that the writer makes. I'm summarizing them like this:

Once you've had a chance to consider what this website has to say, think about the points that the writer makes. I'm summarizing them like this:

- learning algebra gives your brain a good 'workout' similar to how working out in the gym improves your body
- learning algebra can increase your ability to organize other aspects in your life
- algebra is not for everyone. If you are going to make your living as an actor, you may not need algebra
- if you are a 'right brain' sort of person, you will probably find algebra a challenge to learn
- algebra can open doors to careers in science and engineering.

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