I wasn't good at math when it came to algebra and x+y-z=? , but in the REAL WORLD I have to work with fractions in my head, decimals, inches, yards, feet.... and was also always the one guy who had to figure out the tip at lunch.

When you're measuring leather for an interior job and it costs $13.50 a square foot and you need to account for waste, do overs, how many pounds for shipping costs, etc. understanding math becomes really necessary.

I don't know how the newer generations are going to do after being allowed calculators in school (verboten in my day)

The computer geeks and scientists can keep their higher math...anything with imaginary numbers