Monday, 5 October 2015

What Mathematics has taught me


Going to school while growing up was both fun and boring. I never liked the idea of going through maths lessons every single day and that made me want to scream whenever I prepare for school each day! I and some other "anti-maths" students always argue with the mathematics teacher. We would tell him to give us instances in real life when we would need to use an equation, formula or theorem! We always complained about looking for "X" when it is visible on the board!


We felt only science and commercial students needed maths and not we the art students. We claim that artists, writers, actors, sociologists, philosophers etc do not really need to learn the hard part of maths.
We were always told that we all need to learn maths because we use it daily knowingly or unknowingly.
I agree we have to do a little addition and subtraction for everyday transaction but that doesn't mean we need equations like this 2a+7b-4c(3x-6y)=9d/5e to solve a little miscalculation in transaction. I must confess; Maths was one of the things that made school boring for me and maybe some other people.
My maths teacher said we would understand it clearly when we grow up and I think I do now. Learning maths then was torture but I think I know why I was forced to go through those grueling hours learning formulas. This is what maths has taught me. Back then when I am given a difficult equation to solve; I try one method to see if I would get the answer correct.
If I don't; I try a different method till I get the right answer. I keep trying to get it so I don't fail it and this involves patience, diligence, intelligence, being smart etc Now, that's the same thing I do in real life. When I am faced with a problem; I easily scale through them because I had persevered through difficult maths problems and it has taught me to be smart, patient and diligent when solving each problem till I get what I want.
Now I realize that all those impossible looking equations that made me brainstorm for hours were given to me so I can learn how to use different methods to approach problems and also brainstorm to get a solution to a problem too.
I need to go back to my teacher and give him a medal. Now I agree with whoever said that no knowledge is a waste.
To those who hate mathematics like I have done; relax, its not the end of the world! Learning it won't break you but make you! Enjoy!
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9 comments:

  1. I think I will take that

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  2. I think I will take that

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  3. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  4. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  5. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  6. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  7. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  8. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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  9. Maths wasn't my subject back then! I never passed it even once!

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