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During my formative math edu years I was treated horribly by my white teachers since I was either the only black kid in a room full of Asians or on a good school year 1 of 2 or 3...I never really recovered from it and I've been mathematically challenged ever since.  We also weren't allowed to bring home textbooks.  I wish I was good at math...my old poli sci professor would always joke that we're social science majors because we suck at math.  
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I am a visual learner and I didn't really understand all that entailed until liiiiike, this year. LOL  Math is typically not taught in a way that is effective for me.  I don't think most teachers really care to help out students who don't "get it."  They just tell you to "go do your homework." 
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From my experience it seems to me like English teachers are the only ones that really enjoy teaching.
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i cant with math. im super remedial. if aint about counting money, well...
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It's sad that so many people do not understand the beauty of math. It's apart of our culture and heritage.
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Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

Originally posted by JoliePoufiasse JoliePoufiasse wrote:

Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Math is the language of the universe is the best way to show someone how important math is. We can communicate through numbers vs words.


Oh, I understand the importance of math. I'm just saying that some people are not naturally inclined to do well in math. Must be a right brain, left brain thing, I don't know. I always excelled at literature and languages but math and physics always were a stumbling block. For some people, it's the opposite and math comes easy to them.


I am hella late in responding but I have to disagree.  You tend to be good in the "arts" because you practiced for so many hours at it and maybe people subconsciously promoted that girls should stay in soft arts and boys stay in math and science.  I am somewhat paraphrasing a section of Malcolm Gladwell's book.


Nope. Trust me. As hard as I tried (and I had to because my father was relentless), it just never sunk in. Whereas in the arts, I'd be at the top of my classes without even trying that hard. It could be that my teachers had a way of teaching that was too conventional for me. I could never see the big picture.
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I wished I could've taught you. Math was easy and when I decided not to do shyt in school i got left behind and taught myself and when I started studying physics and there laid out the beauty for math. I think people who teach must have a physics background and world religion background(no propaganda just straight truth) and business/economic and psychology background.
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I love math! And I get so frustrated when I'm doing homework with my niece and nephew. I don't like the way it's taught in the US. It's complicated for no reason.!
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Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

I wished I could've taught you. Math was easy and when I decided not to do shyt in school i got left behind and taught myself and when I started studying physics and there laid out the beauty for math. I think people who teach must have a physics background and world religion background(no propaganda just straight truth) and business/economic and psychology background.


You taught yourself math? Wow. That's what I mean by being naturally inclined. It's like math people see things in three dimensions or something. I wish you had too. My dad would beat my ass when he saw my grades. He was the worst teacher on earth
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You cannot teach through fear, but through knowledge and understanding both the metaphysics and the practicality of knowing such. That's the problem I have with those who cannot realize and apperciate people's different strengths. It's just not your strength, but he did know that you can learn it, but not to your strengths he just didn't know how to express that.
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