A Good Answer to “Why Do I Have to Study Math?”

One of my friends who is a math teacher says his line was something like this, “You guys tell me what you want to be in the future and I will teach you the math you need for that career. What? You’re not sure what you want to do? Okay, then I will teach you what you need to know to keep your options open.”

John D. Cook also has a good answer.