I suspect it is because you could see the purpose of the math, and relate it to something real.
This is so true and I wish more people recognized that, especially early on when teaching youngsters. My husband also has a degree in physics and he says the same thing. For me, math had to be applicable to something real and useful and while it's not my favorite subject, I had much less problem with statistics than any other kind of math class. I also liked accounting but it's something I use all the time for work.
Disliked classes, in college, had to be the human resources and diversity ones required for my degree. Not that they were difficult or boring but they're not realistic at all and this is confirmed by every HR person I know, too.
I like to rock n' roll all night and *part* of every day. I usually have errands... I can only rock from like 1-3.
Killed at maths - maths and logic were always second nature, which is a bit ironic seeing I am an ENFP and couldn't care less that I'm good at them.
Hated English - they taught us little grammar or interesting stuff and instead made us read books and analyse what stories were meant to mean. Which would have been okay if they didn't think there was a correct answer. As if my English teacher or the person who wrote the curriculum had a clue what someone like Shakespeare really thought when he wrote things. My job now relies on English skills and I love learning about language.
Science was fun, but I didn't pay a lot of attention. I think the only thing that drove me at one stage was my physics teacher thought I would get a poor grade because I wasn't one of the sciencey guys in the class. I killed on the first exam to prove him wrong and then didn't study for the second. There ended up being a whole lot of rote learning stuff on the second exam that I couldn't just derive. Most people got good grades and scaling massacred my grade making my overall physics grade my second lowest at school after English. Kind of amusing seeing I eventually studied physics at university.
I'm sure there were other classes at school, but I elected three maths, Physics, Chemistry and English as my final year subjects.
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