By Dan Gryboski, StraighterLine Professor of Math
If you say you have a fear of math, or that you hate math, is it possible that what you really hate are math classes? If so, I don’t necessarily blame you. If a single math course stands between you and your college degree, I can understand the anxiety you might feel. So let’s talk about what math is and what math is not.
What Math Is and What Math is Not
Math is something you already use all the time. Math is not, and should not be, confined to a particular class. Whenever you double a recipe or think about how long your road trip will be, you use math. You’re not really afraid of math; it’s just all those symbols and rules in a math book! Well, all those symbols and rules are ...
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