Math Is a Monster
Math is a monster! - Math Is a Monster introduction! Mathematics is the subject which is commonly hated by almost all students. (mostly high school and college dudes). Nowadays, mathematics is almost always taken for granted. Most students hate mathematics because math twist brains; it needs great thinking or most specially logic; it is a though and confusing subject! ; and most of all Mathematics will surely drop the grades of students who hate it.! But for me, I’m gonna turn things upside down.! I mean , I Love Math- though I’m not really that good at it. I love math because I am very interested in this subject.
For me, math is a weapon, it is an instrument of the every days of our everyday. Here is for the students who hate math most. : We cannot escape math because simply counting your friends is math; or even telling what time it is is already math. We need math. I say this because we use math in our everyday, and we are gonna use it whether we like it or not. 🙂 I admire the subject mathematics for one BIG reason, and here is how my math story goes: Almost all my relatives especially my parents told me that I am gifted-I am simply wise.
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My parents told me that I used to sing at an early age, namely-1 year old. At the age of 1 year old , they told me that I can already count 1 – 100. They told me that I could easily name my aunts and uncles and never failed calling their names clearly. I inherited these traits or should I say gifts from my father. I used to be my father! ; I was mostly like his carbon copy on his high school days. My father is a math maniac! He’s like a living calculator, he computes so fast but still accurate. I admire him as how I admired mathematics.
Early first grade; we used to tackle multiplication here at BSU, and often times my father gets angry teaching me. I always failed in memorizing the multiplication table from nos. 1 – 12. But can you blame a 6 year old boy.? One morning – it was a Friday. My service is waiting outside and I was ready for school. I was wearing my p. e. uniform as I do every Fridays. But for an instance, my father called me and he asked me if I had studied what he told me to study last night. I answered a cold yes. He rapidly asked me: “8×7?! ” . And there was a sudden pause, I could not bare to think.!
I experienced a mind block and have nothing to answer. He asked again, louder now “8×7.?! ” I answered carelessly “46! ”, he smiled. He said “high five! ” a sudden burst of happiness filled me and lifted my nervousness away. I was about to raise my hand but I felt his touch my face. He slapped me. He told me to study harder because that’s the only thing I have to do. My mother saw it happen but did not say a thing. My mother fetched me to my service. I was on a rage on my insides! I kept that anger up to now. That moment ignited me to study math, to study harder.
That moment engaged me to focus on math. It gave me a reason to use my traits from my father the right way. Since then, mathematical mistakes come very rare in my tests. I excelled during my elementary days . I did not even noticed that I was already an achiever.! On my third grade , I transferred school. The reason is that my parents did not wanted the new venue of Batangas State University anymore. BSU Grade School was transferred from the main campus to alangilan campus. I was on section B on my 3rd grade because I was a transferee.
It was really easy there for me. I really excelled cause I thought that it was just like BSU’s curriculum. From 1st to 4th grading I was nailed from being the most outstanding student-I was the 1st honor. Even my adviser guaranteed me to teach my other classmates who experienced difficulties, especially in math. From 4th to 6th grade I was on section A and still, I belonged to the list of outstanding pupils. 🙂 Now, on the start of my high school years. On my first year, I say that it is really different! The studies goes really though.
But I still tried my best to be on the same list as I was on my elementary days. Algebra is now the new name for math. I love it, cause our teacher was very wise; very kind; he’s understanding and most of all he has a sense of humor in teaching. 1st grading lead me from being the top 5 of the class. :] But I guess, that was only up to that. One BIG thing that influenced me is friendship. I learned how to mingle with different people with interesting stories. I never done this before, I say that it’s cool! I enjoyed hanging out with them. I have really fun on my first year.
The books on my study desk turned to gaming CD’s and cheat codes on such silly games. I merely remembered my motivations for my studies, for my future. One thing made up my mind. One new motivation: “It is high school, the happiest days of my lifetime, I must enjoy it. I woke up from being a mess during my 3rd year. I tried to balance my hobbies or should I say addictions with my studies. I again persevere, I got high grades , but not that high anymore. But then, another person influenced me, still having many friends but she is better . :)I used to court her.
For her, I served her inspiration but I don’t feel the same way, my desktop that’s dominated with online gaming were replaced by her pictures. But then I say that this is high school: Teen age Love is Common. The problem with me is that I cannot focus or have my motivation on two things at a time. But still behind all these I maintained my grades because my teachers knew that I have something to show; they knew that behind all of my mess still I am a gifted student. 4th year! – the last year here at high school. Pre calculus is the new math name. It was cool, new lessons- never heard them before.
Less numbers – mostly letters. And guess what, HERE I GO AGAIN! I persevere but still do not meet my goals in studying. Now my grades are worse cause we knew that we will graduate with out those high grades. But still I tried. Holding on to silly things- I never learn. -history repeated itself! Haha.! – I still admire math, my father and my story. Cause if I don’t I would never dare to waste time writing a 4 page article just for my project. I did this not only for my grades but because I love telling my boring stories. I love math and I don’t take it for granted. : )