Why am I bad at math, but good at...thinking? Ultimate anti-math/education thread
Ya its long, but its worth it!!!!! Unless you read with numbers instead of letters.
Why do i suck at mathl. Im in a college algebra summer class, and i have like a C+ in it. As i sit through the 3 hour class, my mind is coming up with all of the reasons why i shouldnt be learning this,and all of the reasons why my professor is wrong.
For example, ill be thinking that the certain math i am learning is not the most efficient way of learning "true" math, which is just problem solving and recognizing patterns.
Seriously, the only thing ive ever learned in a math class past 4th grade, is how to plug in numbers into complex equations, equations which were created by other people, and needing to know how to remember what numbers go in what equation. Its so ****ing stupid. We arent learning how to solve problems, we are learning how to follow directions.
Then the following year, i forget everything i learn.
Damn, see, i got carried away. It seems to me that the math system is seriously flawed, and I know that numbers and equations arent the only form of expressing math.
Even as i write this im gaining more insight into what math could but isnt. hmm. What if math and art are one in the same? Art is just subconscious expression, yet math equations explain the art. So that means art is the subconscious expression of MATH!!! EUR- ****in -EKA!!----this idea is a math equation itself haha......WOW....haha i tried to think of an equation for this set of words but i cant, because i suck at math, i know there is one there though. Maybe someone can help.
Anyway........why am i bad at this math i am being taught? Why cant i succeed in these classes, like i can in sociology, or psychology? Why cant i get math insight, like i get sociological or psychological insight i use in papers to get A's? I know i use math in those papers, i just cant explain how.
Maybe its completely different for one of you. Maybe you are a math genius, but suck at art or writing. You cant be extremely good at both, thats fo sho.
I had a friend in high school, one of my only friends, who was incredible at math. He was in advanced calculus in 11th grade, stats in 12th....im in college and have yet to take statistics, he got through them with a 98 average.
.\Yet he couldnt write a paper,or form ideas or words at all. He would come to me, who never got an A on a math test, to help him with his writing. He literally wrote like a 3rd grader. "This is a house. The house is big. The house is brown...fact, fact , fact...etc."...Thats exactly how he wrote. We were both in AP English, and were usually partners when it came to projects. He was super organized, i am "organized" in my own way.
Im sure you get the idea...There is something wrong with education, obviously. Now i need you guys to reply so i can get more insight into this idea of learning and school...Multiple intelligences kinda stuff.
itd be so cool to write my senior thesis paper on this topic haha. Oh yea, and i dont write papers like i write in posts haha, my forum grammar is terrible.