Me and math [read school] always had a shaky relationship, mostly because I just never cared enough about it, so just as long as I could wing it, all was fine. It wasn't until I decided to apply to college to an engineering degree that I had to actually put effort into studying for finishing my HS math and the admission exam. Once in college, the entire previous math curriculum had to be not only revised but mastered in order to build on top, and I found that it wasn't so much the subject per se but the amount of effort put into it, and in engineering , at some point it just becomes part of one's natural reasoning tool belt.
^+1. Also, Calculus  differential equations and integrals  are pretty cool once you grasp the concept, specially the latter, as I am a very visual learner and I find all geometrylike solving methods very appealing and interesting/having great potential.
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Thread: Are you good at math?

07112012, 10:50 AM #11To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
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07112012, 11:17 AM #12
I really don't know what to vote, so I won't, I'll just comment...
I've always excelled at math, but I've never really liked it, which led to an interesting situation. I can pick up mathematical concepts pretty quickly, and it is rarely difficult to understand or use, but I rarely if ever practice, so my skill is lower than a lot of people's. I don't know, I'm not a mathematician, but I'm not terrible either. So, I guess I fall somewhere between voting options. Not good, not bad.
I ended up stopping around single variable calculus, which is where I got to the point where I couldn't continue without a decent amount of practicing what I learned, and like I said, I don't like to practice math.

07112012, 11:22 AM #13
I was really good at math in school, but didn't need much of it in college. I blew through up through precalc and AP statistics in highschool but based on my interests for college, they didn't think I needed to go any farther. I should have done it just for fun/ GPA help. I don't know if I was really good at it or I just enjoyed it, I took my time on the problems and found my own ways to figure them out..Skipped a grade in math after sixth grade. My teachers wanted me to join math team but..... HOW GEEKY!!!!!!!! ahh! no way. Anyway, I've been out of math for a really long time so would need some refreshers if I had to go back. I remember liking the geometry/trig "If, than" questions the best. During times when we were just sitting quietly in class and problem solving, a couple of my teachers actually just had me wander around and help other people. Looking back, that's really nerdy too but I was so happy and proud!
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07112012, 11:23 AM #14
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Math is very easy. 1+1=2
See? Simple.

07112012, 11:34 AM #15
Yes... though it didn't exactly feel that way while I was taking calc.
Disclaimer: I went to a STEMoriented high school where Calculus AB was considered the "dumb math".ISTP 3w2 SX/SO

07112012, 04:14 PM #16NPcompleteGuest
Yes, if I may say so myself.
I have a thing for differential equations and mathematical modelling but, in general, applied math is *sigh* + .

07112012, 04:20 PM #17
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I'm good at math. I can solve pretty complicated algebraic problems in my head, although I sometimes need a calculator or a piece of scrap paper to do the more complicated multiplication and division parts of problems. The only thing I don't like about math classes is school is when you're required to show your work (meaning write down each step of solving a problem, which is extremely tedious).

07112012, 04:22 PM #18
I'm decent at math when I have online classes and I can see exactly how the problems are worked out. However, I suck at paperpencil math.

07112012, 04:22 PM #19
I'm the same up until the geometric proofs part. I never had any problems in math and only had to put in a minimal effort to maintain decent grades, but I actually enjoyed geometric proofs (whereas I couldn't give two shits about any of the other shit.) They were more like little puzzles and less like the lame ass work that we usually had to do.
I fucking hated my college calculus courses, but I liked my mathematical logic classes that were offered through the philosophy department.
As far as tips, I am middleoftheroad at that kind of lowlevel computation.Artes, Scientia, Veritasiness

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