Student: I stink at math.
Frazz: Do you like being right? If you do the proper steps to solve a math problem, you're guaranteed to be right.
Student: But I really truly believe I stink.
Frazz: That's another way to be right.
A lot of math isn’t tough at all if someone teaches in a way that makes sense. The tough part is finding someone who can teach it understandably. When I was in college, I took 2 semesters of calculus. The 2 different teachers would spend an hour each class explaining the theory. The book was not exactly helpful. What was helpful was going to the mathematics lab where other students who had taken the class before would explain how to do to the problems.
One of these students could explain how to solve the problems in about 5 minutes, and they made the problems actually seem pretty eay.
July 31, 2013