10 Horrible Math Coursework Topics

If you are ever going to be writing up some math coursework, these are ten mathematical topics you should think twice about using:

  • I Hate Math!
  • Don’t we all? Every person has become frustrated by math at one point in their lives, and that doesn’t mean they truly hate math. Even if you truly do hate math with passion, writing a coursework on why you hate it isn’t going to solve anything and it’s only more likely to make your instructor mad, putting you on his or her bad list. Even if you truly hate math, you can’t just write a coursework on it and expect your mathematical problems to be better.

  • Long Division
  • Even though we’ve been learning how to perform long division since the fifth or sixth grade, it actually has very limited application in the real world. In world of computers and calculators, the usefulness for handwriting out long division is severely limited. Not exactly the best topic to write a coursework on.

  • Synthetic Division
  • You shouldn’t do your coursework study on synthetic divisions largely for the same reasons as why you shouldn’t long division; they’re so similar, and equally as useless in the real world unless if you have a calculator device on hand (keep in mind that nowadays, most phones come loaded with calculators).

  • Logarithms
  • Unless you’re planning on making a career out of studying earthquakes, this isn’t exactly a very useful math topic.

  • Simple Addition and Subtraction
  • Unless you’re addressing substantially lower grade levels, this is a no-brainer math topic to avoid.

  • Binomial Theorem
  • The binomial theorem is absolutely pointless in the real world. Avoid writing a coursework on it if you can (which you should be able to, considering the countless math topics worth writing about).

  • Polynomials
  • Polynomials are also very rarely used in the real world. If you want to do your coursework study on something useful, polynomial formulas and factoring is probably not the best option, no matter how good you are at it.

  • The Unit Circle
  • If the best you can come up with for a coursework study is the unit circle, you might want to search some more ideas online.

  • The Quadratic Formula
  • AX^2 + bx + c = 0. Unless you’re going to somehow revolve an entire coursework study around this formula.

  • Euclid Proofs
  • Unless you’re planning on getting a job as a building designer, Euclid Proofs won’t serve much of a purpose writing about them as a coursework topic.