How Can Math Be Made More Interesting?
Date: 08/30/2001 at 21:45:49 From: Tootiefruity Subject: I have a problem getting interested in..... Hi, I'm never interested in doing math. What can I do to help me be more interested? Please help me! Thanks.
Date: 08/31/2001 at 11:51:52 From: Doctor Ian Subject: Re: I have a problem getting interested in..... Hi, I don't know if it helps to know this, but you're not alone. A lot of students find math to be boring. Here is my personal opinion about why that feeling is so widespread, and some suggestions for what to do about it: Why is Math Interesting? http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/channell.1.16.01.html What else can you do about it? Here are some suggestions for how you can try to make math more interesting: Making Math Interesting http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/laura.8.15.00.html Math for a Future in the Sciences http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/ian.02.08.01.html If those don't work, you may be able to bring your grades up by learning a few very useful tips on how to study: Tips for Studying http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/bambi.06.02.01.html Finally, one of the easiest ways to get interested in math is to try looking at it the way that mathematicians do - which is to say, expecting to find the deepest mysteries in what seem at first to be the shallowest concepts, Why is Pi a Constant? http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/donielle.8.1.00.html always looking for the easiest way to do everything: Why Factor? http://mathforum.org/dr.math/problems/kevin.08.18.01.html I hope this helps. Write back if you'd like to talk about this some more, or if you have any other questions. - Doctor Ian, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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