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Math class is boring!!!Hey, guys I am new here! I'm only in grade 9, and my academic math class has become a hassle!!!! I absolutely love my math teacher, he is a really good teacher and a really nice guy, but I just can't seem to actually enjoy the work that we do! He is in love with math, and he wants to share that love with us, but our class just isn't getting it! Last year I had all of my math marks at nearly 100%, and I even won the math award at grad, but now my marks are running on just above 75%! I don't know what to do, or how to focus, or how to make math more fun in class! Please help me, I want to like math again! #2 20060503 07:48:56
Re: Math class is boring!!!Oh wow, what an interesting problem! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #3 20060503 08:31:11
Re: Math class is boring!!!Thanks for your advice! It's not really any concept in particular. I just had a hard algebra test today, and it really grilled my brain. I love doing algebra, but some of the questions were tough! I guess I'll just have to do my best throughout the rest of the year. Do you think there is any teaching tactics that would help my teacher to make our math class more enjoyable? We are a bunch of hyper grade nines and we really like to have fun! Please, send some more messages! THANKS! #4 20060503 08:49:34
Re: Math class is boring!!!Well I just got here and my math class is almost always fun. #5 20060503 16:17:48
Re: Math class is boring!!!kstar: your class could try solving some Einstein Puzzles, or any of the other Math and Logic Puzzles. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20060504 05:09:35
Re: Math class is boring!!!Well, thanks for all of this great advice everyone! Yeah, since it's getting close to the end of the school year, maybe we should start doing more fun math work such as puzzles and stuff like that. I don't know, I really do like doing math, and I'm pretty good at it for the most part, but it just seems like a whole bunch of work! Is there any way that I can make my brain believe that math is actually fun, and not useless? (I hope I didn't offend anyone here, but some of the math we learn in class does seem pretty useless!) #8 20060504 05:26:44
Re: Math class is boring!!!Well, the math you learn now is necessary later on, or atleast it will help you to get used to the way you handle math and information about math.. #9 20060504 12:39:07
Re: Math class is boring!!!In my eyes, maths is a tool. Unless you want to construct somthing it is pretty useless and no fun! People use maths in pretty much everything these days even if it's just simple adding up coins to buy some sweets. I find that if I can figure out what applications the maths I am learning has, it becomes a lot easier to learn  but that's the hard part Aloha Nui means Goodbye. #10 20060505 05:24:20
Re: Math class is boring!!!Yeah, math class today was actually pretty fun. We started our new unit about geometry. We reviewed each type of triangle, the different types of angles that there can be, and so on. Our math class is extremely loud and random, and stupid.. So, it wasn't too bad, but I've got to finish alot of homework that I didn't get done in the unit before. Maybe, I'll learn to actually think that math is cool because, it is! I think since geometry is more hands on, and not just a bunch of numbers and equations, it will be easier for me to learn. Thanks for all the tips that are coming in, it is greatly appreciated. KEEP SENDING THEM! #11 20060510 09:56:35
Re: Math class is boring!!!kstar, Did you learn how to plot an equation by hand on graph paper? Last edited by John E. Franklin (20060510 10:00:11) igloo myrtilles fourmis #12 20060510 22:07:12
Re: Math class is boring!!!I love maths class. It's the only time I cam work on honing this equation for PI without geting in trouble. He he. And the work is so easy, there just something about being the only one in your class getting the right answer that makes you feel empowered. "When subtracted from 180, the sum of the squareroot of the two equal angles of an isocoles triangle squared will give the squareroot of the remaining angle squared." #13 20060513 08:17:35
Re: Math class is boring!!!BEST WAY TO MAKE MATH CLASS NOT BORING: 'Math is not a means to arrive at truth, Math IS the only truth!' #14 20060514 02:56:37
Re: Math class is boring!!!The fact of the matter is that sometimes, Math is boring! There's no way around it! El que pega primero pega dos veces. 