Textbooks… What I waste. I spend hundreds of dollars every semester on textbooks. As most college kids do. What a waste of hard earned money. Math textbooks are the worst. They have questions but no solutions in most of them! What’s the purpose of asking a question without any solution? Now I understand there are the odd or even solutions in the back of the book, but it always seems the one you need has no solution ANYWHERE. Another issue I have with textbooks is the way they explain the answer. They always seem to pull numbers out of the air without anyone knowing where they are coming from. Is this why Americas math skill rate is so low? Most likely not, but it sure doesn’t help it either.