Math-Erratic (by The Muse)
Urban dictionary defines Math as follows: 1) A source of common teenage suicide. Mostly defined as an area of academic study- but is known to cause mental health problems such as hallucinations, dizziness, and minor cases of concussion (usually from banging your head on a desk) Many retired drill sargeants and arabian assasins take up professions as math teachers to let their steam out on innocent, unfortunate students that had come to actually learn a valuable life skill.
As I practice for the upcoming PSAT this week I notice my weakness, the utter defeat that messes up my scores as a whole: the MATH section.
Yes that brain eating monster, that chews me up inside. Ever since I could remember Math was a buzzing fat bee hovering above me constantly, It would not leave me alone. The C and Ds have always haunted me in fear of academic failure. I relish books, tons of them, and I let out my emotions through my writing, which is something I’m passionate about, something that fills me. For many, math is the pedestal they kiss at school, the subject they excel in. If I really think about it, my life would be much easier without complicated algebraic equations, I wouldn’t have to worry about the numbers, and I would just gladly read literature or analyze history. Thank you very much.
Some lies they tell you in High School (Source: Laurie Halse Anderson):
1. Colleges care more about you than your SAT scores
2. Your schedule was created with you in mind
3. You will use algebra in your adult lives
My mother never uses Algebra, she can’t even help me with my homework because she doesn’t remember a thing. Don’t get me wrong, if you want to be a mathematician or the next scruffy looking Albert Einstein then it’s okay to study math; but for the people who want to be writers, musicians, artists, priests, hippies and hobos it just isn’t necesarry.
You shouldn’t be forced to take Math your whole life, especially in High School, when you are mostly sure of what you want to do. Yes, you need the basics: Adding, subtracting, fractions, percentages, and measurements; the stuff you use everyday.
You don’t wake up with your hot chocolate every morning ready to trudge through the day thinking what 2x+y is equal to.
By: The Muse
Hey, if there's an elephant there's an elephant.
Personally, I see the logic in his argument.
Alright, I’m gonna go study now…