tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post8589897716181404304..comments2018-09-21T12:47:59.825-05:00Comments on Jungle Red Writers: Don't Know Much About...Math. Jungle Red Writershttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16646429819267618412noreply@blogger.comBlogger92125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-32801342518666474852018-07-02T23:04:10.340-05:002018-07-02T23:04:10.340-05:00Yes. I add, subtract, multiple, and divide. Some...Yes. I add, subtract, multiple, and divide. Some percentages, but that's about it.Mark Bakerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11567392254011373198noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-38209514047162287242018-07-02T21:10:29.019-05:002018-07-02T21:10:29.019-05:00Ok, I am going into teacher mode so please forgive...Ok, I am going into teacher mode so please forgive me. We do all have courses that are easier for us or harder for us. One of the things that we do not want to do is disrespect our abilities and gifts. When we decide that we can't do this, we set ourselves up for a self fulfilling prophecy. The first obstacle in helping students learn is getting over the "I hate it, and I can't do it." Also children will emulate their parents views on different school subjects. Unknownhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17742383312680580792noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-59017125094660829642018-07-02T19:12:38.942-05:002018-07-02T19:12:38.942-05:00True that math and arithmetic are two different th...True that math and arithmetic are two different things!Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-32380789886949491522018-07-02T19:02:41.147-05:002018-07-02T19:02:41.147-05:00I always hated math, until my twins needed help wi...I always hated math, until my twins needed help with fractions in the fourth grade. I took a course, had a fabulous teacher, and boy, did that ever come in handy in the nursing program! I never missed a math problem!<br /><br />That teacher made all the difference. <br /><br />Oh, and my twins got through it.<br />Diannehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/18192773386810766798noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-45752695059090080142018-07-02T17:33:47.843-05:002018-07-02T17:33:47.843-05:00College Algebra was not my thing. Can't the an...College Algebra was not my thing. Can't the answer to the question be purple. I excelled at History and English. I went to a vocational high school and took secretarial studies. I know every reason for punctuation and can still write in shorthand. Which comes in handy at meetings where coworkers keep looking at my notebook. Suziehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14454346084521532312noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-18863749124027094282018-07-02T17:21:25.247-05:002018-07-02T17:21:25.247-05:00That's fantastic, Rick!That's fantastic, Rick!Karen in Ohiohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13846039203123720312noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-74921957974679346692018-07-02T17:01:20.019-05:002018-07-02T17:01:20.019-05:00I wasn't fond of math like fractions or decima...I wasn't fond of math like fractions or decimals and always had the habit of forgetting a step on the times table and having to go to the next number and add or subtract. I had A's in algebra and trigonometry. I remember doing a complicated algebra problem and getting 3 points taken off for wrong addition or subtraction. My last math class was 1969 but I do balance my checkbooks. <br /><br />I think my history teachers were good or OK but I got my love of history from reading historical fiction and biographies with my parents. Sally from PAhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03649707016754971847noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-79689772427275356102018-07-02T16:40:50.710-05:002018-07-02T16:40:50.710-05:00I forgot to mention earlier that my mother was the...I forgot to mention earlier that my mother was the first woman math major graduate at Stanford University.Rick Robinsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07978136287154214297noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-63351604183131700062018-07-02T16:35:17.770-05:002018-07-02T16:35:17.770-05:00My mother who was something of a rebel was particu...My mother who was something of a rebel was particularly good at math. I think someone must have told her that girls are not as capable in what used to be called the hard sciences. She graduated high school a few years early and when she wanted to go for a BS she was told by a very good and reputable college that they didn't offer a BS to women only a BA. So she matriculated as a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering which they did permit women to take. After having myself and my brothers she went on to get a masters degree and did most of the work towards a PhD in what was then called "pure mathematics".David Squireshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17144607647071920674noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-18700149795250531002018-07-02T16:02:12.340-05:002018-07-02T16:02:12.340-05:00xoxoxoxoBibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-82846250414021514862018-07-02T15:35:17.667-05:002018-07-02T15:35:17.667-05:00Yip.Yip.Hank Phillippi Ryanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07630366214207785339noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-65995371922152198582018-07-02T15:35:03.093-05:002018-07-02T15:35:03.093-05:00Exactly, exactly, that's what I mean!Exactly, exactly, that's what I mean!Hank Phillippi Ryanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07630366214207785339noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-90826494550973120232018-07-02T15:34:43.428-05:002018-07-02T15:34:43.428-05:00LOVE. Whatever it means...xooLOVE. Whatever it means...xooHank Phillippi Ryanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07630366214207785339noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-25064768069436605912018-07-02T14:31:15.991-05:002018-07-02T14:31:15.991-05:00All the comments add up to one answer: math and ar...All the comments add up to one answer: math and arithmetic are two different things.<br /><br />I am brilliant at arithmetic; I can add, subtract, multiply and divide and amount of numbers accurately. Math is not the same thing at all. <br /><br />I used to share booth space at consumer shows with my friend Karen, who invented a brilliant method of drafting clothing patterns for individuals. I could never catch on to how it worked, but I had to do all our joint bookkeeping because Karen could not manage the sales records to save her life.<br /><br />That experience was eye-opening to us both. Between us we raised eight children, and knowing how differently we thought about numbers helped us understand better how to teach our kids.Karen in Ohiohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13846039203123720312noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-55000689425574068732018-07-02T12:58:28.666-05:002018-07-02T12:58:28.666-05:00Or just two times 23 plus a zero!Or just two times 23 plus a zero!Edith Maxwellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01388006370860482509noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-22688899103823868902018-07-02T12:56:19.832-05:002018-07-02T12:56:19.832-05:00Bibliophile, it's crazy not to start languages...Bibliophile, it's crazy not to start languages in kindergarten! US schools start instruction exactly when research shows that children lose their innate ability to acquire another language fluency simply by being immersed in it - at adolescence. Edith Maxwellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01388006370860482509noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-19063545319586209662018-07-02T12:10:17.557-05:002018-07-02T12:10:17.557-05:00I feel your pain, Jenn! I hated Algebra and Chemis...I feel your pain, Jenn! I hated Algebra and Chemistry. Basic math and geometry were okay but Algebra was Greek to me. (See what I did there? LOL) Ditto for anything math-related like Chemistry and Physics. I loved literature and writing, choir, and theatre. <br /><br />I always said I'd never use Algebra in real life, but a few years ago I finally did. I was showing my college students how to punctuate a quote-within-a-quote ("You know 'like this'"). As I was explaining that you need to end put both the single quote and the double quote marks on the right to end each quote I said something like "everything you do to one side, you have to do to the other side." The lightbulb went off, albeit DECADES after high school Algebra, and I said "OMG, I finally used Algebra in real life!" I don't know who was more amused, me or my students. LOL But I still hate Algebra.Cathy Akers-Jordanhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04614155858703731761noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-16233132077865752442018-07-02T11:51:56.503-05:002018-07-02T11:51:56.503-05:00I remember the Periodic Table poster in my room wh...I remember the Periodic Table poster in my room when I was growing up.Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-64874453809261587492018-07-02T11:51:08.381-05:002018-07-02T11:51:08.381-05:00Accounting math is different from scientific math,...Accounting math is different from scientific math, right?Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-24868617098134932162018-07-02T11:50:31.543-05:002018-07-02T11:50:31.543-05:00I was very fortunate that my math teachers (all wo...I was very fortunate that my math teachers (all women) were willing to take the time to help me!Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-11959762897680055042018-07-02T11:50:02.398-05:002018-07-02T11:50:02.398-05:00And when I was in high school, I was thrown into a...And when I was in high school, I was thrown into advanced math classes with super smart students because I was on that path before middle school. Every day during lunch hours, I saw my math teachers for tutorials so I could pass their classes!Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-31339631927376962802018-07-02T11:48:45.638-05:002018-07-02T11:48:45.638-05:00Not a math brain here. Is that brain right side vs...Not a math brain here. Is that brain right side vs. left side? I'm fine with English, history, art, philosophy and that sort of thing, but math? No. My mother had to help me with the times tables, at home with flash cards. I hated it and never really learned them, so I use the same kind of work-around many have describe here: something times something (that I know) plus an extra something.<br /><br />One look at the Periodic Table on the wall of the Chemistry classroom, and I wished I was somewhere - anywhere - else. I managed a C-. I liked Algebra, Geometry (visual person) and Algebra II, but when I got to college Trig it was lights out. I had really wanted to be an architect, had worked in an architect's office doing drawings, etc. But the major required structural engineering, and I couldn't do the math. In Real Life, architects hire out the engineering, but that was irrelevant in college. So I became an English major.Rick Robinsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07978136287154214297noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-2625553208369904872018-07-02T11:48:27.050-05:002018-07-02T11:48:27.050-05:00In my case, I think it had more to do with WHO was...In my case, I think it had more to do with WHO was the teacher. Unfortunately, my progress in math was set back in middle school because I was thrown in a remedial class because the school counselor really thought Deaf students were STUPID! Deaf boys were thrown into remedial classes, even remedial math. It was the prejudice against deaf people, I am sorry to say.<br /><br />DianaBibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-85754670013156601442018-07-02T11:45:09.780-05:002018-07-02T11:45:09.780-05:00cooking involves some chemistry, right?cooking involves some chemistry, right?Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1001156153899984046.post-85350049471067471352018-07-02T11:44:37.878-05:002018-07-02T11:44:37.878-05:00Good question. Good question. Bibliophilehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07764234701385787238noreply@blogger.com