New York [U.S.], July. 20 (ANI): Children who feel there is nothing worse or more boring in this world than suffering through a math class have found a champion.
Speaking at the ISSR&D Conference in Washington D.C. Wednesday, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla (TSLA) Elon Musk said that schools aren’t doing enough to help children grasp why they’re learning each subject, reports CNN.
“You just sort of get dumped into math. Why are you learning that? It seems like, ‘Why am I being asked to do these strange problems? Our brain has evolved to discard information that it thinks has irrelevance,” Musk said.
Musk further suggested that children must be taught to focus on solving a specific problem, such as building a satellite or taking apart an engine.
Only then students will encounter and master subjects such as math and physics on the path to solving their problem.
“If you had a class on wrenches, ugh, why?” Trying to solve a problem is very powerful for establishing relevance, and getting kids excited about what they’re working on and having the knowledge stick,“ he added.
Musk , who has shown a deep interest and respect towards learning and knowledge throughout his career, built his fortune with two Internet businesses, including PayPal, Musk and then turned his attention to electric cars and rockets. (ANI)