This article seems to focus on the way mathematics is taught to students, not how it's studied (as a field). It focuses on the "one right answer" approach, the pass-fail human calculator mentality that comes from standardized testing, which is the only metric by which schools get funding.

Math is useful for modeling things precisely, and making predictions from those models. It has no way of providing the answer to whether these models are accurate, whether the assumptions used are realistic or even useful.

ntmwroteThis article seems to focus on the way mathematics is taught to students, not how it's studied (as a field). It focuses on the "one right answer" approach, the pass-fail human calculator mentality that comes from standardized testing, which is the only metric by which schools get funding.

Math is useful for modeling things precisely, and making predictions from those models. It has no way of providing the answer to whether these models are accurate, whether the assumptions used are realistic or even useful.