Hello, My name is the Boxer Rebel and I suck at Math. I am stealing this video from FranIAm because it is so funny. I also concur with her that I have to wished to have had a better math teacher in high school. I even had to take a basic math class in college that really seemed worthless and did not help my seeming dislike of math, but as I have gotten older, I have also gotten better at math at least the stuff that I need for my life like how much to give for a tip and some basic adding and such in my head, stuff I couldn't do when I was younger. I guess I was just a late bloomer when it came to math.

Here is possibly one of the greatest math videos I have ever seen and the kid in the video makes it.

## Wednesday, April 9, 2008

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I'm sorry you dislike math so much. However, if you'd gone to Lake Forest College and had the privilege of having Dr. Jill Van Newenhizen, you would LOVE math. I love math and loved her classes. She even made us write a paper! In all seriousness, she was the best professor or teacher I ever had.

P.S. The video isn't working.

LMS- The video is working for me. I am sorry it is not working for you, it is really funny. That is good to hear that you had a great math teacher, I wish I had had one.

Dr. J rocks. I took a philosophy of math course with her, where I discovered my love for symbolic logic.

I sadly discovered that I liked math and was good at it too late to really do anything about it. My high school had only basic math. Highest it went was trig. And I developed a weird little math phobia as a result, thinking I could not possibly do college level math because of a lack of prep. I had similar reactions to history. My history in high school was absent or terrible and as a result I never took history until I was in grad school. I regret to this day that I didn't major in history in college.

But I can do math, and I use math every day in my job and really every day since I started working full-time. Not advanced math, like calculus, no. But math and problem solving and logic, yes. I also use histroy a lot, as well. Not in terms of having memorized a million facts, but understanding how strands of happenings work together.

Glad that you shared this on your corner of the blogosphere!

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