It’s been mentioned many times, but I’ll repeat it again:I love math.
I suppose it’s now you crinkle your nose in disgust and ask, Why? Why like something so tedious, so unimaginative, so confusing when you don’t know what you’re doing? I suppose I’ll never quite make math-haters understand.
But I’ll try anyway.
The numbers, the formulas, the way everything seems to fit together perfectly –like a jigsaw puzzle. It’s logical, it’s precise and concise. You can expand and shrink all kinds of numbers, solutions and details. There are a million ways of getting the same answer, and although there’s always that one formula, there may be more.
Math isn’t vast. Unlike science and English, I can learn something for math and recognise it’s all I need to know. There aren’t more details, more mishaps, more “better way” of explaining/describing something. It’s logical. It’s limited.
Also, math has a zillion different ways of getting the same answer. I’ve mentioned this before in this post. I like the flexibility it holds. And despite that resiliency it’s not like English where teachers can sigh and say, “You’re doing it right, but it’s just not interesting.” Which, of course, is pain I withheld first-hand.
With math, there’s only one answer. One. One answer for the sum, one answer which might be an number, a formula of anything in the world. But you can see your equations; you can see where you went wrong. There’s this sense of perfection.
It’s the only subject you can get full marks in, regardless of your teacher’s opinion. In science and history, you may have added/not added a point or two. There’s no standard way of marking English. But with math, there’s no excuse for getting it wrong. You’ve done it all before; you know exactly what’s on the test.
Numbers make sense to me. They fall together, seemingly out of completely different contexts, but then mingles in the strangest, beautiful way with only a formula connecting them together. They are wonderful.
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