Sista Sunnubian wrote:
It gives me a headache too, either that or it just tranquilizes me like a sleeping pill, like I've just taken a big giant pill that has 'boredom'stamped on it. I think it's my brains way of tuning out all but the most essential mathematics. To this day, no one, not even math teachers, have been able to explain to me any practical, generic reasons for knowing almost all of the higher math. Even algebra, to me, appears to only be a system of unnecessary 'code' or unnecessary 'shorthand' whose use is only practical under very specific circumstances or within specialize fields. I would like for someone to explain to me what it is that I'm not getting.
A lot of people feel the same way my sista...including me. And the only reason why I started taking college math courses was to help my students with their homework....cuz I completely forgotten all the rules pertaining to algebra...and if you recall Honest Brother helped me to the point that I went all the way to math probability-don't ask. It was like giving birth all over again.....but! I made it through. And thank Gd cuz since I decided to go back to get another degree....the math refresher has really helped me a lot. But having said alllllll that? I still don't understand it. I can do it but I don't understand why you have to do all this work when you already know the answer. As a matter of fact, they will give you the answer and still make you work the problem. So.,,.I'm still at a lost as to why that is supposed to make sense. [pssst quiet's kept me thinks men create this method of math cuz they know we women will get bored and they designed these rules just for that purpose. ] But!