This is off topic, but I'd love to be wrong about this. I come from a family where math comes naturally to everyone. When I see the extent to which my kid is clueless about math, I'm sorry, I have to be honest, at least to myself, and eventually to her. I'm super proud of her for doing her best and keeping a good attitude. But I do believe some people aren't cut out for higher maths. If you disagree with me, then perhaps there are some resources I could use to correct my approach. Nobody would be happier than me if I found myself wrong here.
I do not even know what that even means.
Not cut it for higher maths.
It's all just math.
They learn this step in math and then the next step in math and so forth.
If math is like a mountain, I will readily admit that:
-the PACE at which people climb will vary widely (I personally think an inability to accept this is the biggest failure of the education system in general. If you have not reached X placement by 11th grade, you are considered a lost cause. There's ZERO reason for that. There's absolutely nothing to suggest that a late blooming teen can't ever do trig or go into science bc they don't have enough math by that point. But our idiotic system is set up in such a way that by the end of MIDDLE SCHOOL, most people have been steadfastly placed into a track they can't really ever get out of on their own.)
-some, many even, will look up at some point in their climb and decide oh hells no they have other things they'd rather do and decide to climb no further.
-Some will suddenly reach the top and think that was fun and easy little trail walk
-Some will reach a point, or many points, along the way where they take a snack break & a nap to recharge or decide it's time to use a walking stick or other tools to help them through a rough area.
-Some will decide this entire mountain is a total PITA but by golly they are going to climb it anyways and they will get some mountain climbing gear and kick that mountains butt.
But none of that means a person is or is not a "math person".
Edited by Murphy101, 20 March 2017 - 12:36 PM.