And by the way, what is mathematics?
As a math teacher, but most of all as a math-loving person who has had a lot to do with math (in my training and in everyday life), I wonder about the current lack of vocations for this discipline (and for science in general). I particularly wondered about the role and the usefulness of Maths Enrichment Class Singapore for me who had studied them (which I had done by simple taste) and especially for those to whom I was going to teach them, often forced to study mathematics, rarely passionate about them. Three questions seem to me fundamental:
Why is the teaching of mathematics compulsory (beyond knowing how to count)? Why does math have so much importance in France, to the point of serving as a selection criterion even for professions that will not use them anymore?
What’s nice about maths for those who love them? What makes it a nightmare for others?
What is math?
Explanation of these questions:
The first question seems to me all the more crucial because we tend to answer it briefly that maths serve everywhere, whereas the students know very well that a large part of them will no longer touch the competitions and examinations. One must be honest, the mathematical theories learned at school will not serve as such to most of those who study them. If in many trades we can use maths enrichment class singapore if we wish, there are many where we can do without. Hence the importance of my first question.
The second question provides another approach: since most of you are forced to study maths enrichment class singapore (and teachers are obliged to teach them to students who do not want them), is there any way to do not hate them, or even love them a little?
By the way, after so many years studying maths enrichment class singapore, do you know what it’s all about? And do you know what to expect from following your studies if you continue the maths?
These questions seem to me to be crucial, and I have the impression that from the time I was in school I was never offered to think about them. You have this chance, try to answer for yourself. It’s a way to become an actor of your own learning, and not to suffer it any more. You can then read, if you wish, the answers (personal and subjective) that I would give at this moment.
I) Do mathematics
In high school, when one does not understand, one tends to summarize a chapter by the last formula of the chapter, the most difficult, and that which one did not understand in general. So, doing so we forget that the most important of the mathematical activity was elsewhere, in all the preliminaries …