I was always good at math, but I know the feeling of “But I remember it was [x] the last time!” when it comes to other subjects. For example, learning a foreign language or even learning how to play a game.

Forgetting what one was supposed to talk about is very relatable, too.

But hey, that sheep is decently drawn for a six year old – at least it’s recognizeable. That one’s on Tyson.

I’ve always loved math. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than solving a problem and knowing I got it right. Math can only ever have ONE answer, and I take solace in that notion. There’s no “why do YOU think the boy’s shirt was red in this book?” or “what do you think the significance is in the old man finally deciding to give the boy the key is?” in math. As far as I’m concerned, the old man gave the kid the key because he solved the tasks the old man set out for him so their exchange was finished, and the boy’s wearing red because it is his favorite color. (As it should be, red is a pretty rad color.) But math? Nooo. Math is simple, linear, and I like that. 7 + 7 = 14, and only ever equals 15 if you start messing around with variables, and I’m pretty sure Modest isn’t doing algebra.

That said, even I know the frustrations with it. I’ve had many situations where I think I got the answer only to check, check, and recheck it and never once come to that answer again and have ZERO idea how I got there. It requires you to remember a lotta variables, but in a weird way, regardless of the value of those variables, they are always a “constant” variable, if that makes sense. The form may have changed, but the function is always the same. So it goes from being a matter of interpretation, as it is with literature for example, to a matter of memorization of rules. And despite my username, I am a big fan of rules, where applicable. You can’t have chaos without law, just as you can’t have law without chaos.

In short, I love math, but I know her pain when it comes to learning math. Thank you for coming to my Ted Text.

I wish Math had been presented to me as a puzzle to be solved. I learned to appreciate it that way later when I was a night auditor, but as a kid it always just seemed like a chore.

The heck are you talking about, Tyson? That absolutely looks like a sheep!

Looks like a Yeld sheep to me.

Looks like a sheep to me. I guess you could say this day was for fools. I donâ€™t think anyone will get that

Oh look I’ve had this day.

I was always good at math, but I know the feeling of “But I remember it was [x] the last time!” when it comes to other subjects. For example, learning a foreign language or even learning how to play a game.

Forgetting what one was supposed to talk about is very relatable, too.

But hey, that sheep is decently drawn for a six year old – at least it’s recognizeable. That one’s on Tyson.

I’ve always loved math. There’s nothing more satisfying to me than solving a problem and knowing I got it right. Math can only ever have ONE answer, and I take solace in that notion. There’s no “why do YOU think the boy’s shirt was red in this book?” or “what do you think the significance is in the old man finally deciding to give the boy the key is?” in math. As far as I’m concerned, the old man gave the kid the key because he solved the tasks the old man set out for him so their exchange was finished, and the boy’s wearing red because it is his favorite color. (As it should be, red is a pretty rad color.) But math? Nooo. Math is simple, linear, and I like that. 7 + 7 = 14, and only ever equals 15 if you start messing around with variables, and I’m pretty sure Modest isn’t doing algebra.

That said, even I know the frustrations with it. I’ve had many situations where I think I got the answer only to check, check, and recheck it and never once come to that answer again and have ZERO idea how I got there. It requires you to remember a lotta variables, but in a weird way, regardless of the value of those variables, they are always a “constant” variable, if that makes sense. The form may have changed, but the function is always the same. So it goes from being a matter of interpretation, as it is with literature for example, to a matter of memorization of rules. And despite my username, I am a big fan of rules, where applicable. You can’t have chaos without law, just as you can’t have law without chaos.

In short, I love math, but I know her pain when it comes to learning math. Thank you for coming to my Ted Text.

I wish Math had been presented to me as a puzzle to be solved. I learned to appreciate it that way later when I was a night auditor, but as a kid it always just seemed like a chore.