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The younger population of students might find it a little odd to see a middle aged person in Calculus 1, for example.

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The younger population of students might find it a little odd to see a middle aged person in Calculus 1, for example.

Perhaps, but they will just have to deal with it as they will learn to do with many things they might find "a little odd" as they learn about the real world, and will likely struggle to keep up with the more motivated mature student whose study habits are probably more focused. ;)

The more mature student is there because they want to be, not because their parents told them either go to school, or get a job and move out. :D

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I have been saying this for years. When I was 37 years old (long ago), I wanted to major in math. I had no family support. I had no support from friends.

The years came and left and my dream to have a math degree faded into oblivion. As a middle aged math, I am now learning online what I should have studied years ago. My life would surely be in a better place in terms of income, housing, relationship, etc.

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In my time teaching during grad school I had a number of middle aged students and even a few in their 60's. I always enjoyed their presence and different perspective. It was a great thing to have.

So in short I think it's great when someone tries to further their education, no matter the age. :)

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The younger population of students might find it a little odd to see a middle aged person in Calculus 1, for example.

Heh. I found that the younger population tends to look only at their own circles, and tends to ignore anyone who doesn't fit into it.

In other words, the younger population is, or should be, irrelevant to anyone who wants to do whatever he or she wants to do.

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