Wrong Question Kiddo
I have been trying to think why I have such a love of math and students have such a hate. Why do they not see all the beautiful connections, and why can I see them? Then it dawned on me. I learned to ask a new question. I no longer look at math and ask "How can I use this?" I now look at the world and ask "How can I use math?" The difference is subtle, but I think it is the difference between a student who does math and a student who is in math class. We only develop a language to describe and communicate the world around us; why do we try to learn math any differently?