I liked doing proofs in geometry because it was about using words and logic to describe pictures.
I hate math with numbers because I can't keep the numbers straight. It feels like numbers don't have any real meaning, and I have to think really hard to remember what they stand for. They seem to twist around and switch places and stuff. I look at a word and it has a hundred different shades of meaning; I look at a number and I have to think very hard to recall its significance.
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10222007, 03:13 PM #11
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10222007, 03:17 PM #12
I found equations, logic problems, formulas, and things like that fairly easy, but I had a lot of trouble with graphs and shapes. Sometimes I sort of "cheated," and used a series of equations/tables to solve the problem without a graph, and then just copied the graph from my calculator after telling it what to graph. And of course the teacher couldn't tell what method I used, so...
I found most of it extremely boring, and didn't care much for it, but I didn't actually have trouble understanding it when I focused.

10222007, 03:29 PM #13
I liked Geometry and Trigonometry. Geometry and Trigonometry did not like me, but my teachers did. HATE HATED HATED algebra. Absolutely HATED it.
The best part of math was my brand new TI83 that I got somebody to put Tetris on. How many tests I would've passed had I been paying attention instead of playing Tetris is like wondering how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie pop.
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10222007, 03:47 PM #14
I loved math, overall, but I didn't like geometry (proofs were soooooo boring, I hated physically writing out all those steps). I LOVED algebra and calculus. They just made sense to me. I never even had to try.
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10222007, 04:49 PM #15

10222007, 08:41 PM #16
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I'm definitely a math person. I was always a differential equations fan.

10222007, 08:45 PM #17
My INFP bro is a math whiz; so is my INFP friend. They both enjoy it, I think.
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10222007, 08:49 PM #18
I'm a selfprofessed formulaholic...
I actually enjoyed math and algebra in school. Unfortunately, I haven't been all that good in math over the years... I'm very forgetful, and I trust the calculator WAY more than my own calculations (even very simple calculations which is very depressing).
Do you know what, though? I am fascinated beyond words with Excel and FORMULAS! I have to admit that I have and will spend an inordinate amount of time building complicated structured formulas for my Excel spreadsheets at work. I will lose my mind with happiness and will be jumping up and down and hooping and hollering when I find the right combination for a formula that I am needing (of course, all of this is in my mind... never EVER out loud!) I know, I know... I am so strange.
My mathamatician boyfriend (INTP) loves it, though, because he loves spreadsheets and formulas as much as I do (YIPPEE!!!) He has been so helpful feeding my formula obsession! For someone who isn't good at math, I have figured out formulas pretty well. Go figure...Sandy
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10222007, 10:51 PM #19
A close friend of mine is an INFJ. He sucks at arithmetic, especially of the mentalcalculation variety. He really enjoys advanced graduate mathematics.

10232007, 01:10 AM #20
Oh dear god, I'm horrible at mental arithmetic. And I hate it! Because it makes me sound like a retard who doesn't know how add/subtract...etc. I don't know why, but my ability to do math in my head has slipped drastically in the last few years. Guess it's just not that important that I don't use it enough.
However, I did love trigonometric proofs in high school. About the only type of calculus that I became "close" friends with. The rest of it was a constant battle against my inherent abilities. I still did well, though, and mildly enjoyed the experience. But that doesn't mean I didn't fail a good number of tests.
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