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give me a word problem and i will figure that ish out eventually. don't care how complicated it is. random numbers make me itch though. its like, if somebody already knows why e=mc2 why i gotta know for?

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Originally posted by carolina cutie carolina cutie wrote:

Originally posted by eanaj5 eanaj5 wrote:

i cant with math. im super remedial. if aint about counting money, well...



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i agree about the money thing. math education should be more practical. just a bunch of nonesense.

i remember asking some of the die hard math whizzes in that controversial bhm math thread to translate the equation into a word problem and no one seemed to know how. this is why i think all those random numbers are a bunch of useless bullsh*t.
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It's about memorizing formulas.
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YES - the methods we use to teach math are backwards and outdated.

I've lost count of how many times individuals from other countries (namely China and India) have told me that the way US schools teach math is unnecessarily strenuous and complicated. 

Our education is behind, especially compared to other countries. 
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This thread is sad to me.
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Originally posted by melikey melikey wrote:

I like math for practical purposes, it's extremely dull on its own. I use it as a means to an end for problem solving. That's it.
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Teachers could never really explain it well to me. I learned best by teaching myself with the book Confused I would study hardcore, pass the test, then forget it all the next week LOL

I seriously hate the kids who would never do their homework, talk all day in class and sleep but passed ALL the text with an A!! That pissed me off cuz I'm over here struggling and sweating bullets! Angry Then they used their intelligence for dumb sh*t! SO ANNOYING!!
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my 9th grade math teacher was the bomb. looked like doc from back to the future. spazzy as hell but a freaking genius. 

he would teach us the textbook method and then what he called the "idiot simple" way to solve equations and then grade on a curve. i think he graded that way to gauge his own teaching abilities. cool ass dude.  


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