Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Writer Brain or Math Brain?

When I was growing up (which seems like the Dark Ages compared to today's technology) my favorite subjects were also the same ones I received the best grades in: Reading, Spelling, Penmanship, Literature, English Grammar. And although subjects like History and Geography were also "reading" subjects, I didn't like them at all. The textbooks were boring and the tests were nothing more than memorizing a bunch of facts that I've never needed in my life (except maybe knowing what happened in 1492 and 1776).

Those are the same feelings I have about the math subjects I was forced to (attempted to) learn. After adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing, I've never needed to know what an Algebraic Algorithms isAlthough, I did enjoy geometry.All those angles and things. THAT I understood, but start talking about x, y and z and my eyes glaze over and my mind shuts down. 

I posted a new math cartoon on the right column. I thought it was especially appropriate since it includes both math and books! I sent it to my math-philosophy son, Mark. Yes, he thought it was funny, especially since he knows his mother (that would be me!) is very much "math challenged." In his return e-mail, he sent the one below:

Oh my gosh! That was so me in grade school with those idiotic word problems. Aaarrrgggg! That's probably when I began having migraine headaches, and they've lasted all my life!

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How about you? Do you have the writer brain or the math brain....or is it possible to have both??

"Math: The only place where a person can buy 80 watermelons without anyone thinking they're a weirdo." -- Unknown