Over at Bitsy’s blog, I see that she posted an example of someone who is really lousy at some subject (Beer-Lambert law?). I was not that great at math in high school. Oh, I can add and subtract, multiply and divide, and do plenty of other easy things. It’s just once we got to two-column proofs and imaginary numbers that I thought that math might not be for me.
I remember one test I took had a question with a picture of a triangle. It said, “Using a two-column proof, prove that this is a triangle.” Seriously? I can’t just say it has three sides that connect at three points and be done? Sadly, I still don’t know how to prove that was a triangle. In fact, I just drew an arrow to the shape and was finished with that question.
Well, stories aside, here’s a picture I posted to facebook a few years ago that describes how I feel about math.