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    My Problem With High School Math

    I'm a high school senior, and I have a bit of a bone to pick with the way we teach mathematics in high school. I finally took every math course available to me in high school. It seems to me that math is projected as a class where you just memorize formulas and move on to the...
    lcsmdna lcsmdna 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    How Do I Write Mathematical Formulas Here ?

    I want to ask How to find the H.C.F of " 'x' cube - 7'x' square + 14'x' -8 " in this web site in this group. I cannot write the cube or the square in this editor.- I tried writing it in HTML - but apparently this editor does interpret the HTML tags AS-IS. Any ideas ?
    woodland27 woodland27 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 3, 2012

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    Since High School

    I have always liked math, i guess it's something you born with. But also think that it has something to do with the teachers you have at a young ages.
    karla86 karla86 26-30, F 21 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    I Like Really Big Numbers

    I like that numbers can get so big that they are unimaginable.  Words cannot do that - there are not ways to express in words the unimaginable, are there?  To express something in words it must be imagined.  However, numbers just do what they do, based on a few basic...
    BrainiumCranium BrainiumCranium 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    My Favourite 5 Mathematicians - #1

    In my novel The Theory of Relativity the protagonist Bert toys with the idea of having a normal curve tatooed on his buttock. His brother convinces him otherwise. Bert's hero was Carl Friedrich Gauss. Mine too. But I never went as far as thinking about the tatt. Various thinkers...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Math Adventures

    I am a psychology student who just graduated. I'm currently working as a math tutor and now thinking about pursuing a math minor. I looked at the course outline and I found out that I only need three more classes. I had some experience working under a math professor one-on-one...
    ThatOneAloofGuy ThatOneAloofGuy 26-30 Nov 17, 2013

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    The Foundations Are Nifty, The Elaboration Can Be Difficult And Tedious

    I've written other stories elsewhere in EP about some of the math I love. Most of university maths I find quite hard. A problem is that a few humans have considerable facility at math, and professors tend to pitch their classes to these students, starting in, say, the junior...
    consa consa 61-65, M Jul 27, 2011

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    Driving

    I like to crunch numbers for fun, and I got a chance to do so the other day. I asked my driving instructor a question about overtaking, and he went on to tell me about another student who had been driving behing a cyclist who was travelling at 28mph. In a 30mph zone, it would not...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 21 Responses Sep 21, 2010

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    Math Jokes

    Im not sure who wrote this wonderful peice of matherotica but it is amazing.    Once upon a time, (1/T) pretty little Polly Nomial was strolling through a field of vectors when she came to the edge of a singularly large matrix. Now Polly was convergent and her mother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

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    I hate math, it's a horrible grudge.

    It follows me. I can't ever get away from it 😔
    Malikb5 Malikb5 18-21, M Feb 19

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    PrimaTheBallerina PrimaTheBallerina 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2012

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    2+2=<3

    I used to HAAAAAATTEEEEEE math. I was always bad at it. Through high school I learned to pay attention to my lessons and I started understanding basic algebra, then geometry. I loved geometry so much. It was fun for me. Now, I'm diving into physics, on my own. (I'm not even in...
    TalarSkye TalarSkye 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    I honestly don't care

    for math that doesn't have some casual real-world application, and that can be used by most people. I do however like math when I'm capable of connecting a method I learned to some real world application in life. It's just being knowledgable of a subject I've been taught and...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    My Life's Problem

      I am lucky to find a group who like math, I wish that I understand and love math like you guys!!! I believe you are great and very smart .... i look up to you with much respect because you can love math i never understood that subject in school, I always fail the class and...
    smc6 smc6 18-21, F Nov 10, 2012

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    OCW Reunites Me With Lost Mojo

    Mathematics is the long lost mojo of my life. It was a subject at school that came easily to me; too easily. Hence I was careless with it and performed accordingly. I never remember attaining 100% in a maths test or exam. I was always being too fast, too careless, and...
    KenWX KenWX 61-65, M May 11, 2013

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    marviemeow marviemeow 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Quicker Than Fermat?

    I am still searching his quick proof for exponents, positive but unequal to 1, 2, 4. (N=4 being proven if a²a² - b²b² unequal to z² if a² and b² are the sides of a rectangular triangle.) Why is this one not valid? A³ = a²a² / a = a²a²/d²d² = ((a/d)²)² = g²g², B...
    weel1909 weel1909 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    The Odd Genius Who Showed That One Infinity Was Greater Than Another

    http://io9.com/5873581/the-odd-genius-who-showed-that-one-infinity-was-greater-than-another
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 12, 2013

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    I like Algebra better

    than Geometry.
    khokho204 khokho204 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It.

    Especially when I can do it! Maths to me is a bit like a puzzle. Its frustrating when i'm struggling with a particular problem, having read and re-read the suggested methods including examples, but once I manage to solve it, especially without help...I feel like I have come first...
    BlueJan BlueJan 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Universal

    From a professional standpoint maths is an inherent part of my life. I cannot image what my life would have been like had I not studied the intricacies of the subject. Yet despite what it means to me on a personal level, I believe the most exquisite aspect of the subject is that...
    madamfaustus madamfaustus 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    Everything about math just amazes me.

    I'm not a genius by far but I feel it is one of my strengths. It's something you truly have to enjoy to understand.
    perfectionistoofaraway perfectionistoofaraway 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Chaos Rules

    My first introduction to the wonderful world of chaos and strange attractors took place in the early days of popular computing when the BBC model B reigned supreme in schools. In those days the 32kB RAM computer with its powerful 2MHz processor acquired a magical partner called a...
    Ampan Ampan 61-65, M Dec 1, 2012

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    Nerdy math joke: If you do not know the

    difference between the function f(x) = 1/(x-1) and the function g(x) = (x^2 - 1) / (x-1) ....then you don't know your asymptote from a hole in the graph!
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    Favorite Math Guys

    Got your attention? No never mind. I am just rambling here about math. I like math and the application part is my favorite. My wish was to be a high school math teacher. But as it is i am just a statistical specialist for an insurance company. Isaac Newton - Robert Boyle...
    MaryJoAZ MaryJoAZ 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Helps With My Life

    During the start of my childhood I had allot of trouble with math. It was around grade 3 to 4 I started to excel. In high school I got an award for grade 10 math and grade 12 I out outstanding achievement for math which is the highest level award you can get for math in my school...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Jun 15, 2013

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    MixedLesbian MixedLesbian 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Sometimes I dislike it.

    I'm not very good at it but it really draws my attention and working with numbers is so fun.
    dearlovecc dearlovecc 13-15, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Math

    math is my fav subject in school,  mostly because its very cut-and-dry. 2+2 will ALWAYS equal 4. Also, math can reach anybody. You don't have to speak the same language to understand the same math problems. I really enjoy trig and geometry, which will hopefully help me when...
    9lilpup 9lilpup 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    Compression And Other Issues In Mathematics

    Mathematics is a science defined by man to describe nature around, to ease daily life and other aspects around. Mathematics have adopted many names that often confuse those who deal with them, such as natural numbers, which may imply its name has been extracted from a relation...
    Konara Konara 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    Math Is a Wonderful Thing...

    I love math because (if you're good at it) you do it, and it's done. It's objective, and you can just cross it off. As long as you understand it, which I usually do, you can just do it like a machine. I feel so accomplished and smart when I do math. It's the only thing I'm good...
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    The Definition Of 2-metric Space Is No Good!

    When I was 24 years old, I enrolled in a graduate program of mathematics. My advisor gave me a paper concerning “Fixed Points of Contractive Type Mappings in 2-Metric Spaces” to read. In a moth I read 56 articles in that field. All the authors declared that their mappings...
    lrrlrr lrrlrr 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 16, 2012

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    Beauty In Mathematics

    I was terrible at math in secondary school, and avoided it like the plague in college. It was only much later, in my late 20's, that I discovered its beauty. But I also came to discover that ultimately the love of math(s) is not much more practical than the love of literature and...
    3d7r5g0 3d7r5g0 61-65, M 7 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    Always

    Maths have always been my favorite thing to do. I was 5 and I loved it; it just seemed so simple and beautiful. I've always been that weird kind that loves school (except now school isn't stimulating enough). I'm a teen and I love Maths, and I think it's because I find that it's...
    ccath17c ccath17c 13-15, F Mar 7, 2013

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    Number Cruncher

    Lower Math made me low, but higher math made me high. To know something with absolute certainty and precision was a revelation. An eternal truth beyond myself. Zeno's paradox - an arrow once shot will mathematrically never reach a tree! First it must go 1/2 then 1/2 again for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Squish-squash

    Faerie has been recently watching the series, Numb3rs. I've always loved this show but had difficulty following it because of my work schedule. Wanted sooo much to get the DVDs. Then I got hooked to Netflix... pretty much sounds like Fitbit. So I go Netflix. Netflix. Netflix. x...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    Mathematics Is A Language In Itself

    Mathematics is very fascinating application in life especially one branch called trigonometry.
    SaxonWhip SaxonWhip 61-65, M Jun 10, 2013

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    Call It Luck Or Fate...

    There was a time in my life, like many, where it was difficult / impossible to see anything beyond the pain that I was going through. My chilhood was average, for an Asian. My mother would scorn me for all of my shorcomings, and my father would beat and belittle me for my...
    Akumakun Akumakun 22-25, M Oct 12, 2012

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    Circle Of Truth

        It might surprise you that geometry could have anything to do with illuminating a felony but my story amply testifies to it. As you may know, the sixteenth letter of the Greek alphabet pi (pronounced “pie”) denotes the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its...
    Seiler Seiler 56-60, M Dec 31, 2012

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    Study = Fail .. Not In My Eyes

    I was perusing the internet and came across this: Instantly, I began checking the math and could find no issue with it other than the fact that their final answer was in direct opposition of their first statements. So, I set out to prove this little bugger wrong. Here is what I...
    GuardstheGrey GuardstheGrey 22-25, M Apr 13, 2012

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    Just A Beginner.

    I was almost thinking I didn't want to post into this, just because of all the other posts I had read. I am not too experienced, but I am learning a lot and I really do enjoy it. I entered college about a year ago, having to start at the very bottom, working my way up. I am in...
    colormestupid colormestupid 22-25, F 5 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Back In the Old Days

    I loved it for the thrill of solving problems. And for showing off. Back in grade school, it was the one thing that made me popular; any time someone got stuck on an addition or subtraction, they'd pull me over, I'd take a look at the problem, and I'd rattle off the answer. Back...
    chalkdust chalkdust 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2009

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    Number Theory Thought And Easy Proof.

    I have never taken Number Theory in my undergraduate curriculum, and I really wish I had. Recently it has been a topic of serious interest of mine. I have been picking up a few things along the way. One thing I thought about last Thursday was triangular numbers. ie, 1, 3, 6, 10...
    kintar0 kintar0 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Thanks Medicine.

    Ever since I got put an ADHD medicine, I've done way better in school, and have found that I absolutely love doing math. I solve equations for the hell of it.
    SolarBird SolarBird 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    My math teacher - He is

    such a boss ! Too bad he's retiring at the ende of the year because he is the best teacher I've ever had. He once proved 1 = 2 and -2 = 2. He also barely answers questions himself, He just asks the class and lets others explain your questions. Anyway math is awesome I've got an...
    PersonOfUninterest PersonOfUninterest 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Math- it's so easy not like English

    or biology where different rules may apply to every single question. In math it's all FACT 2+2 will ALWAYS equal four. No matter what.
    Addictivethickness Addictivethickness 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Thank You!!! To My Two Most Favourite Mathematicians Ever!

    My first most favorite Mathematician(s) would have to be the first person to come up with the concept of one. I'm sure he would also be the same person to add one and one together . Now I don't know if he would be the same person to arrive at the concept of two as a singularity...
    run23456 run23456 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Eh.

    The definition of 'mathematics' is x. That is, when 'doing mathematics' we are really just figuring things. Figuring meaning to bring into consideration.  Hence everything is mathematics and mathematics is everything. Simple and elegant, right?
    over9000 over9000 18-21, F May 29, 2010

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    Where I Am Now

    Alot of my highschool years i was put down by my teachers. they had always viewed me as a troublemaker and 'no-good'. well I had a terrible experience learning mathematics in high school. I never did any homework, nor did I prepare my self for class and I never gave my teacher...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 3, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Smart phones is now the most common way of people communicating isn't it? Everyone is so focused on it that I suspect that they actually forgotten how to interact with real life...
    Planetweird Planetweird 16-17, F 3 hrs ago

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    i'd like to go back in time and start over again because i have done so many mistakes i wish i could do this but i know i cant,if it was like that then first thing i wanted to...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 8 hrs ago

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    Im looking for friends on here. I feel like people doesnt respect me. i have only one person who was talking to me on here regulary. I dont want pitty from others. I just want to...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Im new at this, so tried to start with an amazing quotes- Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending... We close our...
    Abhirajagni Abhirajagni 13-15, M 2 hrs ago

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    “She speaks colors, and sings pictures. She moves mountains, and breathes oceans. Her beauty is not like any others on this planet.It’s too strong for any human mind.”
    KaterinaB KaterinaB 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    There is one incident a few years ago that I really regret. It was working in the office about 14 years ago. There was a really hot good looking girls called Lola in her early...
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    Haven't You Felt Like That?
    ifilayhere ifilayhere 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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