Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 11:54pm PST
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I always sucked at Math in school. It wasn't until I became an adult and had to use Math in an applied way, that I found I actually do have a knack for it.
I just didn't give a fuck how many Jelly beans Jack had after returned from behind the tree with Jill.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013, 1:15am PST
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Makes sense... I excelled in every subject in school, but math bored me. I started to daydream when my teacher was teaching fractions... I fell behind a bit. Everything builds on everything else. Especially once you hit Algebra and Calculus... It's easy to be missing one tiny bit of information and get totally lost. It was frustrating and I gave up on Math and stopped after Pre-Calculus. Later in life, i find finances much more interesting. I remember talking about the stock market in a class ever so briefly...
Deriving formulas and simplifying equations with a pages of chicken scratch never interested me. I remember losing interest in Algebra II or Physics... Teachers just scribbled on the bored endlessly talking to themselves. They seemed to teach specifically to the few students in the class that could keep up. In retrospect, I think a tutor would have really helped me stay on top of things, since i was a chronic daydreamer. One on one attention would have been much more effective.
I know with my children, the first sign of difficulty in a subject, they'll be getting a tutor.