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MATH MYTHS: (from Mind over Math)

1. MEN ARE BETTER IN MATH THAN WOMEN.

Research has failed to show any difference between men and women in mathematical ability. Men are reluctant to admit they have problems so they express difficulty with math by saying, “I could do it if I tried.” Women are often too ready to admit inadequacy and say, “I just can’t do math.”2. MATH REQUIRES LOGIC, NOT INTUITION.

Few people are aware that intuition is the cornerstone of doing math and solving problems. Mathematicians always think intuitively first. Everyone has mathematical intuition; they just have not learned to use or trust it. It is amazing how often the first idea you come up with turns out to be correct.3. MATH IS NOT CREATIVE.

Creativity is as central to mathematics as it is to art, literature, and music. The act of creation involves diametrical opposites—working intensely and relaxing, the frustration of failure and elation of discovery, satisfaction of seeing all the pieces fit together. It requires imagination, intellect, intuition, and aesthetic about the rightness of things.4. YOU MUST ALWAYS KNOW HOW YOU GOT THE ANSWER.

Getting the answer to a problem and knowing how the answer was derived are independent processes. If you are consistently right, then you know how to do the problem. There is no need to explain it.5. THERE IS A BEST WAY TO DO MATH PROBLEMS.

A math problem may be solved by a variety of methods which express individuality and originality-but there is no best way. New and interesting techniques for doing all levels of mathematics, from arithmetic to calculus, have been discovered by students. The way math is done is very individual and personal and the best method is the one which you feel most comfortable.6. IT’S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO GET THE ANSWER EXACTLY RIGHT.

The ability to obtain approximate answer is often more important than getting exact answers. Feeling about the importance of the answer often are a reversion to early school years when arithmetic was taught as a feeling that you were “good” when you got the right answer and “bad” when you did not.7. IT’S BAD TO COUNT ON YOUR FINGERS.

There is nothing wrong with counting on fingers as an aid to doing arithmetic. Counting on fingers actually indicates an understanding of arithmetic-more understanding than if everything were memorized.8. MATHEMATICIANS DO PROBLEMS QUICKLY, IN THEIR HEADS.

Solving new problems or learning new material is always difficult and time consuming. The only problems mathematicians do quickly are those they have solved before. Speed is not a measure of ability. It is the result of experience and practice.9. MATH REQUIRES A GOOD MEMORY.

Knowing math means that concepts make sense to you and rules and formulas seem natural. This kind of knowledge cannot be gained through rote memorization.10. MATH IS DONE BY WORKING INTENSELY UNTIL THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. Solving problems requires both resting and working intensely. Going away from a problem and later returning to it allows your mind time to assimilate ideas and develop new ones. Often, upon coming back to a problem a new insight is experienced which unlocks the solution.

11. SOME PEOPLE HAVE A “MATH MIND” AND SOME DON’T.

Belief in myths about how math is done leads to a complete lack of self-confidence. But it is self-confidence that is one of the most important determining factors in mathematical performance. We have yet to encounter anyone who could not attain his or her goals once the emotional blocks were removed.12. THERE IS A MAGIC KEY TO DOING MATH.

There is no formula, rule, or general guideline which will suddenly unlock the mysteries of math. If there is a key to doing math, it is in overcoming anxiety about the subject and in using the same skills you use to do everything else.

Source: “Mind Over Math,” McGraw-Hill Book Company, pp. 30-43.Revised: Summer 1999

Student Learning Assistance Center (SLAC)

Southwest Texas State UniversityAnother myth: Arithmetic is math. It’s one little bit and lots of mathematicians hate arithmetic.

everything here is good except #4. there is certainly a need to know how you got your answer, or what your answer means, or else what you’re doing isn’t actually math. granted, it can sometimes be easier to get an answer than to explain an answer, but the explanation is always more important than the answer itself (this is true in mathematics, at least. in other disciplines, take your answer and run)

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Marshmallows dipped in melted butter, then cinnamon sugar, wrapped in crescent rolls and baked. They’re called Hocus Pocus buns because the marshmallows disappear! YUM is understatement!

how dare you

how dare you do this to me

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Fucking white people

—every person ever at least once regardless of skin color, heritage, or religion (via spicy-vagina-tacos)

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fun fact my dad made the window in this picture

and since it’s george’s birthday this photo keeps popping up on the tv and every time my dad pauses it and says ‘i made that window’ and it’s like

dad

we

know

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Wow Google, thank you for the stunning support! The effort you put into representing this cause is fantastic! Like, wow, this doesn’t even compare to what you did for the DW 50th!

Word.

The Google Doodle usually depicts holidays, fun anniversaries, and exciting events. More serious causes, like remembering 9/11, anti-abuse, and cancer awareness, are represented in a solemn manner with a ribbon at the bottom of the page. The ribbon is a more respectful way for Google to show support than plastering it on every page in the form of a novelty “doodle,” especially when it may be triggering to some Google users.

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i was ready to just scroll past like “haha grammar humor” but then it was weird al and i,

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An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.

The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.

"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet.

"It sounds very bad, but that’s the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."

To the shocked radio presenter who said that “we cannot take such steps, of course”, Kedar replied:

"I’m not talking about what we should or shouldn’t do. I’m talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That’s all. That’s the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister’s honor."

Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.

At which point do you say ‘enough is enough’ and speak out against your hard earned tax dollars being sent to/your leaders supporting this country?

Ethnic cleansing, targeting civilians, ambulances, hospitals, harvesting organs of dead Palestinians without consent, forced sterilisation of Ethiopians, land grab, apartheid wall, illegal settlements, and now incitement to rape - is it time to wake up, world?

What the hell

Everyone is always speaking out on rape culture and how much we need to stop rape from happening. I would like to see this also added to the protests.

Let’s see if y’all can signal boost this and make it big…

Because at the moment, there’s only a handful of people actually protesting this. The rest of you are only worried about yourselves…

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the atrocities Israel is committing against the Palestinians must be stopped

YES, at which point do we Say “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH”

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wanna know what a cow looks like washed and blow dried?

that is what a cow looks like washed and blow driedFLUFFY MILK HORSE

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