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I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.
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I love math. It makes the world make sense.
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sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.
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sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol
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zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol :sweatingbullets:


Yeah, basically you lost me. It's "I like math but I don't math"

But I get the feeling. Finding some math thing or science thing that doesn't make sense and then just sitting down and doing the math and proving it to yourself is amazing.

And I love talking about how math works. Calculus, for example. How position, velocity, and acceleration all relate is amazing. And then realizing that the definition of a derivative is just slope and that integrals is just a bunch of really narrow boxes added together is amazing.
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I got a bachelors of science in math, and a masters in applied statistics. I've had ups and downs through out my studies so I'm not going to say I'm perfect or whatever. Things didn't really "click" with me until my senior year in college, and then it started to make sense when it came to proofs and applying axioms etc.

My favorite subject is number theory.

My favorite equation is n*(n-1)/2 because I see it crop up in so many different places.
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I do not. In fact, I have a difficult time understanding a lot of it. However, trigonometry is a part of math that absolutely drives me crazy. I know that I am lazy and stupid and to blame for the fact that I cannot comprehend the logic behind math, but I do not think that will change anytime soon.
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zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol :sweatingbullets:


Yeah, basically you lost me. It's "I like math but I don't math"

But I get the feeling. Finding some math thing or science thing that doesn't make sense and then just sitting down and doing the math and proving it to yourself is amazing.

And I love talking about how math works. Calculus, for example. How position, velocity, and acceleration all relate is amazing. And then realizing that the definition of a derivative is just slope and that integrals is just a bunch of really narrow boxes added together is amazing.


Yes, exactly! Definitely love how math works, but I hate studying math. Mostly because it takes me a while to understand. But when I finally get it, it amazes me on how "universal" it is. Like it can be used for every branch of science out there.

in conclusion, math looks difficult but it actually makes everything so much simpler lol
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I do not. In fact, I have a difficult time understanding a lot of it. However, trigonometry is a part of math that absolutely drives me crazy. I know that I am lazy and stupid and to blame for the fact that I cannot comprehend the logic behind math, but I do not think that will change anytime soon.


Do you want some help with that?
I do work as a tutor at my college, and work with students up to Calc II
Past that, there's this thread with plenty of math people
Or check the Khan Academy. I think it's pretty good up to Calc I, II


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol :sweatingbullets:


Yeah, basically you lost me. It's "I like math but I don't math"

But I get the feeling. Finding some math thing or science thing that doesn't make sense and then just sitting down and doing the math and proving it to yourself is amazing.

And I love talking about how math works. Calculus, for example. How position, velocity, and acceleration all relate is amazing. And then realizing that the definition of a derivative is just slope and that integrals is just a bunch of really narrow boxes added together is amazing.


Yes, exactly! Definitely love how math works, but I hate studying math. Mostly because it takes me a while to understand. But when I finally get it, it amazes me on how "universal" it is. Like it can be used for every branch of science out there.

in conclusion, math looks difficult but it actually makes everything so much simpler lol



Exactly
Most math isn't that difficult, it just looks scary
I work as a tutor at my college for math up to Calc II and the biggest issue a lot of students I think have is that they're too scared to think about, write stuff out, and the numbers just scare them.
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I used to hate it in high school (my classes were absolutely shit in one way or another and I could go on an on about my hate for high school maths), but once I got to university, I actually ended up enjoying in (and realised it was my shitty classmates that I loathed, not the actual subject). It helps that my maths modules are always the easiest ones. I wouldn't say I have a deep love for it, but I do enjoy it in a sense.
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I'm pretty good at math, It's one of my very favorite subjects, because I'm good at it.
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Nalaniel wrote:

I do not. In fact, I have a difficult time understanding a lot of it. However, trigonometry is a part of math that absolutely drives me crazy. I know that I am lazy and stupid and to blame for the fact that I cannot comprehend the logic behind math, but I do not think that will change anytime soon.


Do you want some help with that?
I do work as a tutor at my college, and work with students up to Calc II
Past that, there's this thread with plenty of math people
Or check the Khan Academy. I think it's pretty good up to Calc I, II


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol :sweatingbullets:


Yeah, basically you lost me. It's "I like math but I don't math"

But I get the feeling. Finding some math thing or science thing that doesn't make sense and then just sitting down and doing the math and proving it to yourself is amazing.

And I love talking about how math works. Calculus, for example. How position, velocity, and acceleration all relate is amazing. And then realizing that the definition of a derivative is just slope and that integrals is just a bunch of really narrow boxes added together is amazing.


Yes, exactly! Definitely love how math works, but I hate studying math. Mostly because it takes me a while to understand. But when I finally get it, it amazes me on how "universal" it is. Like it can be used for every branch of science out there.

in conclusion, math looks difficult but it actually makes everything so much simpler lol



Exactly
Most math isn't that difficult, it just looks scary
I work as a tutor at my college for math up to Calc II and the biggest issue a lot of students I think have is that they're too scared to think about, write stuff out, and the numbers just scare them.


Lol I most definitely agree with you. I suppose it could be because most students try to memorize solutions instead of understanding the math behind it. So when they see something that they've never encountered, they hesitate

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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/17/17

sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


Nalaniel wrote:

I do not. In fact, I have a difficult time understanding a lot of it. However, trigonometry is a part of math that absolutely drives me crazy. I know that I am lazy and stupid and to blame for the fact that I cannot comprehend the logic behind math, but I do not think that will change anytime soon.


Do you want some help with that?
I do work as a tutor at my college, and work with students up to Calc II
Past that, there's this thread with plenty of math people
Or check the Khan Academy. I think it's pretty good up to Calc I, II


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:


zero356 wrote:


sky_flakes wrote:

I definitely don't like math, but being in engineering, I have a deep appreciation for math.

I'd also rather take all of my math courses all over again than to take another literature-related course.


That just sounds miserable. I'm in engineering too and math is like 50% of what I do. I suppose it does depend on what type of engineering and how you approach the problem, but still.
For my business minor, I generally only get through because I understand and like the math side of it.

And if you don't like math or literature/English, what do you like? Most people fall usually fall on one side or the other of the History/Literature to STEM spectrum.


Not really. I don't like math, but I don't hate it either. But sometimes I find it kind of therapeutic whenever I'm solving short math problems. Also, by "deep appreciation", I mean that I love the way math helps you understand things that are more complex, like physics or even reactor engineering.

Also, the reason why I hate literature courses is because most literature professors always ask for reaction papers lol And as you can see, I'm not particularly good at expressing myself well lol. But I do love reading, especially books on history and science and technology. And also sci-fi

As for the subjects of interests, I'm particularly more drawn to STEM courses than arts.

On a side note, I realized how weird I am for not liking math yet at the same time enjoy using it lol :sweatingbullets:


Yeah, basically you lost me. It's "I like math but I don't math"

But I get the feeling. Finding some math thing or science thing that doesn't make sense and then just sitting down and doing the math and proving it to yourself is amazing.

And I love talking about how math works. Calculus, for example. How position, velocity, and acceleration all relate is amazing. And then realizing that the definition of a derivative is just slope and that integrals is just a bunch of really narrow boxes added together is amazing.


Yes, exactly! Definitely love how math works, but I hate studying math. Mostly because it takes me a while to understand. But when I finally get it, it amazes me on how "universal" it is. Like it can be used for every branch of science out there.

in conclusion, math looks difficult but it actually makes everything so much simpler lol



Exactly
Most math isn't that difficult, it just looks scary
I work as a tutor at my college for math up to Calc II and the biggest issue a lot of students I think have is that they're too scared to think about, write stuff out, and the numbers just scare them.


Lol I most definitely agree with you. I suppose it could be because most students try to memorize solutions instead of understanding the math behind it. So when they see something that they've never encountered, they hesitate




Basically this
There are so many things where it's the same concept but because it doesn't look the same, they just stop. Which is why I always stress the concept; understanding how it works makes it easier to see the solution for any problem, not just the given problem.
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