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originally posted by: Blaine91555
Math is like any science or even a trade or profession. It has its own language which is universally understood. It has nothing to do with any particular language and should not. It needs to be the same no matter where you are or what language you speak.
I think were a person gets into problems is in not having a bottom up understanding. Trying to jump in midstream is bound to be very hard.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
I was born with a broken MATH thing that PHDs couldn't figure out ALL I know is I fall asleep when I try hard to get it and I can't retain it.
NO ONE knows who diagnoses the issue either.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
Firstly, mathematics is not "the science of measuring." Mathematics is a method used to describe phenomena and explain it.
Secondly, mathematics is not described by a language; it IS a language. Mathematics is a very precise, detailed language to allow it to be used in the first point.
Thirdly, there's no such thing as "maths." A "math" does not exist as a noun of any kind. Math is simply a shortened form of mathematics.
originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
I don't know if its just my overly high expectations or something, but I expect things to be laid out clearly to me in a language that is easy to understand when learning anything actually, but particularly challenging and mentally demanding subjects like mathmatics.
I felt it actually lowered my intelligence ...not the subject itself, but how its presented and taught by the academic establishment in this and I am assuming other english speaking countries.
Where math starts to get fun, is when you get to start inventing your own uses for it rather than prederived formulas.