Math Autobiography

9 Mar

One of my best memories of math was in the fifth grade. The teacher was teaching us how to find what percent A is of B. She gave us the formula part/whole times percent/100 so whatever part of the formula the question gave you, you’d just plug it in. It was easy for me  to do and was probably the only time when I actually enjoyed math other than learning the times tables.But then came geometry and trig which made me hate math because it was too complex for me.



2 Responses to “Math Autobiography”

  1. Cris_B March 9, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    Hopefully in this class you can find a balance point between loving the class and just not enjoying it. I have a feeling you will love it!

  2. Dr. Fisher March 11, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    Some people enjoy exploring new ideas in math; other people want to have a sense of mastery. The first group of people don’t care so much about understanding a concept perfectly, they’re just curious to learn what else is out there. They always want to see something new. The second group would rather learn one thing really well than learn a lot of new things. They want to feel like they’ve really mastered something. What I hear you saying is you’re a person who prefers mastery.

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