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Re: Things You Just Don't Get In Math Class
Things you just don't get in math class....that would be MATH period.. I never understood math when I was in school (about a thousand years ago) and I understand it even less now that my girls are in school (they are in the second grade).
They recently brought home math progress reports where one thing the teacher said was that they would benefit from practicing decomposing numbers. Talk about scratching your head. All I could visualize was an open grave and seeing a partially formed number (decomposed)... Many thanks to chparadise for setting me straight. Who knew that it had to do with breaking a number down into "place value"...ex: 153 is 1 hundred, 5 tens and 3 ones. I also hate word problems...they might as well be in another language. Ex.. Train A left New York enroute to Florida traveling at 68 mph, Train B left New York enroute to Kentucky traveling at 43 mph.. How many cows did they pass along the way? Don't even get me started on Geometry (curls up in a fetal position and sucks her thumb)! I admire all of you who understand math and all the different forms of math. You guys are the bomb!
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I am having so much trouble with trig right now! There's something about it that makes it ununderstandable. You think that you're doing everything right but you're almost always making one tiny mistake, (this is all made worse by my horrible math teacher) because all the problems on tests are one step up from homework, where you're supposed to put together a puzzle of theories, basically. I'm so sad; I had over 98% in Algebra II and Geometry and over 96% in 1st quarter PreCalc, and now I have a C+. AND we have an impossible test that our teacher designs to shatter any last shreds of confidence we have left. And to think, our teacher said just yesterday "You know, I feel like we aren't having as much fun this quarter". Wonder why.
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were doing trig now, and i can barely wrap my mind around it :P i can understand it okay when were are doing it in class, but when taking a test, i forget everything... i know how to do it, its just there are so many things, i just can't remember what to do to get through itXP
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Hmm I wonder if anyone here can help...
I've got my advanced geography exam tomorrow and as part of it we need to know some basic maths statistical tests focussing on the Chi Squared Test, pearson's product moment correlation coefficient and spearmans rank correlation coefficient. Does anyone know the advantages and disadvantages of using these techniques because I've got a feeling they can ask that but I really don't know. Things like whether they only work with a certain amount or type of data or anything I could use to get marks!! 
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Trig is the only maths that I could ever do.
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Re: Things You Just Don't Get In Math Class
Pretty much everything...dropped out of Maths A in Year 11 and never looked back!
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Same
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Re: Things You Just Don't Get In Math Class
I'm in Uni and NO Math!
And it goes without saying that Math was my worst subject
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Re: Things You Just Don't Get In Math Class
math is like another language to me.... my teacher can get up there and explain it all he wants and it still sounds like chinese to me

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I am currently taking University level advanced functions for mylast year in highschool, and it is probebly the hardes course i have took. Maybe because I also have grade 11 university Physics and Space science. next semester I have grade 12 university level Calculus grade 12 university level pysics and grade 12 university level English. soooooooooooooooooooo hard
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Re: Things You Just Don't Get In Math Class
I never got the whole all real numbers and the domain and range stuff. I never liked that stuff in math class.

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If anyone needs help with math, I'm currently going to school to be a math teacher... Feel free to message me and I will try to help...

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I never understood and still don't understand calculus.
Discrete math is not bad though. Its pretty interesting (to me atleast ) 
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I have fourier series,fourier transforms,integration,partial differentiation and a lot of other enigmatic chapters this semester...
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Maths was the worst subject at school for me D:
I HATED it.I didn't understand it. It's like a foreign language. I was rubbish at multipication,division, percentages, fractions etc. Now i'm at college, i still need extra help for maths cos there is some math related in psychology. It totally sucks. 
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Math was my horror subject in university. No matter how much I practised, I always made the same stupid mistakes. I barely passed my second attempt. When you're at home and take your time to go to each step slowly, when you check if you're right inbetween, then it works out. But when you're at the exam, with a time limit and when you have to calculate everything by hand without the chance to triple check your answers. Then you're screwed.
Who in this world needs to calculate by hand. When I do math in my job later then I am using calculators and excel sheets. When there's something I don't trust, then it's my ability to do math right. Anyway, I recommend watching numberphile on YouTube. It's a channel about math related stuff. Like I said I'm a complete fail, when it comes to math, but this channel is awesome. And for that matter watch signingbanana as well. It's the channel of Dr. James Grime. Math professor at Cambridge University. He's great and funny and cute. There are other channels like ViHart, which are cool to watch as well.
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