How come we have to learn boring maths?
By Murray Bourne, 05 Dec 2007
A reader of my Interactive Mathematics site recently wrote:
How come we have to learn how to do maths? IT IS BORING
I replied with the following.
Hi Terry [name changed]
Thanks for your question.
Is it mathematics that's boring or is there more to your question?
One of the big problems is that math teachers have a lot of content to get through and don't have much chance to make things exciting.
I know I can't convince you that mathematics can be interesting in one letter, but let me point out some of the stuff I enjoy in mathematics:
You may also find Danica McKellar's work (and book) interesting:
Actually, if we expect something to be boring - it will be. If we approach things looking for the fun side, that's what we are more likely to find.
Good luck with your studies and I hope it is not too boring 🙂
I'm not sure if it helped since I didn't get a reply from her.
See the 2 Comments below.