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That's true but the imbalance gives math people high salaries!I think mathematics is exacting, and only gets more rigorous as you progress, but it has to be or we lose much of its power. I think students don't like it because it takes effort. Students by and large resist anything that requires effort.

Math is interestingly hard.As people get better at it, it's usually still hard, but a lot more enjoyable.

Can you elaborate?I always hated math and preferred other subjects in school, but it wasn't because math required effort. It was just because it wasn't my preferred way of thinking.

You've always hated math but decided to join this site. It's like saying, I dislike pizza but find myself in a pizzeria every week. It makes no sense.

Some people need help but don't like math or in other cases, they might struggle with math, but not dislike it. OK, in the latter case, the word hate is deceptive.You've always hated math but decided to join this site. It's like saying, I dislike pizza but find myself in a pizzeria every week. It makes no sense.

What is wrong with you?Some people need help but don't like math or in other cases, they might struggle with math, but not dislike it. OK, in the latter case, the word hate is deceptive.

Read his reply again. I told you MATH ONLY WITH YOU!!!!

There's a lot more to it once we explore its real life applications.

I agree. You have a point about students not liking anything that requires effort. I'm also fascinated by their genuine reactions whenever they learn stuff that makes things easier. Like shortcuts in multiplication. There's always that saying about doing stuff smarter, not harder.I think mathematics is exacting, and only gets more rigorous as you progress, but it has to be or we lose much of its power. I think students don't like it because it takes effort. Students by and large resist anything that requires effort.

It's especially important math teachers have a sense of humor because the subject seems too serious and difficult.

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