Ban Math Pathways.

Ban Math Pathways.

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Rohan Tyler started this petition to Victorian Government

Maths Pathways is stupid and tedious. I once got elbowed in the face, which broke my tooth in half, I also once set my finger on fire and I have ran headfirst into a brick wall, and it still sometimes hurts. I would rather go through all those experiences every day than do maths pathways. I apologise if this sounds harsh, but I really do hate maths pathways with every fibre of my being, this piece of feedback has no exaggeration in it. 

   It's not interactive and it saps your energy and happiness like a soul-sucking vampire demon. Maths Pathways should count as torture. I'm normally an optimistic, kind, extroverted person, Maths Pathways is slowly turning me into a pessimistic, jerky, introvert. Modules are one of the worst things I have ever experienced. 

   Sometimes at night I get really depressed and sad and start to think "Do people like me? What if no-one likes me. No-one likes me." Every night I have felt like that, I have done Maths Pathways homework. 

  Earlier, I mentioned some extremely painful experiences i have gone through, those experiences have nothing on the emotional pain that Pathways has given me. I promise I am not intentionally attacking the people who have worked on it, just the program itself.

   I also have an extremely busy schedule with other homework, recreation time, etc. The recreational time is extremely important as school drains my energy, and I need recreation time to gain that energy back. Maths Pathways homework is slowly taking up that time, and is draining my energy. I have a life, but Maths Pathways is slowly taking that privilege away. I want to be able to spend time with friends/family, but Maths Pathways is taking away the little time we have together with my mum and older brother working, and me only seeing my dad every 2nd weekend during school terms. Movies and games are meant to be watched and played, but with Maths Pathways, they are sitting around houses, gathering dust and not being used. Once it took me a week to complete a module because Maths Pathways forced me too do homework on top of the recreation time, which I need to recover from school. I don't need a school year of depression and tiredness because of some stupid program draining my very being.

   My good friend Rohan has given me a good point, we spend most of the time writing out questions, and answers to questions etc. and not that much time doing maths. Maths is becoming English. Another point, on that topic, is that all the writing we have to do is slowly taking away peoples love for english class, as it makes people hate writing.

   The dynamic modules only provide a false sense of interacting, they are exactly the same as the old modules, but with buttons. Also, the fact that we have to write everything in our books is stupid and tedious when it could be easier if you just had us type them in the website. So, the book work for Maths Pathways is useless, when we have the technology to make it better.

   The modules are seperate and therefore have little connection between different aspects of maths. The modules also don't explain why we need certain things in real life very well, which makes the idea of explaining why we need them obsolete since we already don't know why we need to know how too add irrational numbers.

   Maths Pathways also doesn't help kids who need someone to show them how to do things properly, it has been proven that people have different ways of learning, I will provide some sources to back up this point.-https://www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/ https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-myth-of-learning-styles/557687/ https://teach.com/what/teachers-know/learning-styles/

   In conclusion, in primary school maths was fun and I had time to do things I wanted to do, now, it is slowly draining my happiness and energy like some sort of horrible monster that wants me to turn into a different person. Thank you for listening.

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