Source: Slaying the ‘math monster’: It’s not about numbers, it’s about learning how to think | NWADG
“How often do you hear people say, ‘I can’t read. I hate reading’?”
researchers suggest that apprehension of math — math anxiety — plays a big enough role in the ability to master STEM subjects that it needs to be addressed.
Failure is a tool. Free your mind to learn from failure.
Memorizing formulas doesn’t help anyone to be more logical.
“People associate mathematics with numbers, naturally,” Lawhorn says. “They think it’s the study of numbers. But it’s really more the study of patterns. I think the human brain is wired for mathematics in general.”
“People say, ‘I’m never going to use algebra!’ But that’s not really the point,” she says. “The point is you’re learning how to think. You’re learning how to process.”