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# Step by Step/How To Make Math A Cool Science -- Why is Not Really a Monster

Since Philosophers and Scientists had a non well publicized separation from each, back in the 1700's, our kids were left in between that schism. Have you ever wonder why we had to study Philosophy and Geometry, and even Trigonometry after that 7th grade? Do you think all of our kids were born to be scientists? Don't you think some of your kids were more technical minded because after all... they've had your genes all along?

The system is already set that way, and we cannot change things that came after Newton and Rousseau, two of the modern thinkers that changed the world before Copernicus and Galileo. Sorry Leibnitz, you can join the group for now. I didn't understand your '*Deutsch'*

I don't want to blame the Church neither George Cantor, but we are already sending our normal kids to face that monster called Science at school. I see Ardie, Tammy and Kelly getting on that school bus...dragging it at times...!

## Important links

## What is Science?

First, it was part of a natural Philosophy. Science was not as strict as they saw it in times of Socrates and Hipparchus. Science evolved like any learning tool. There were no statistics and applied Math, or even IPads for what we would know as 'research.' Medieval ages concealed so many advancements to those parchments that monks and Theologists hid in ageless crypts; that's where we get the word 'encrypting.'

Science changed his meaning from certain kind of knowledge, to the most rigorous, 'Observe, test, apply,' kind of thought that we inherited as kids, assisting to those torturous lab sessions. Either you had to dissect that butterfly or the poor 'Kermit' the frog.

## Today's Science

After curiosity killed that cat and Benji Franklyn found that a lightning bolt can really cook your 'ball-oons' Science was ready to collect basic data by studying 'models' from actual natural phenomena. Newton had the luck to take a nap under that tree at Woolsthorpe UK, and after getting that inspiration, he came with his formula for gravitational bodies. Well his headache was very gravitational after coming out with that crazy formula. Between you and me guys: Newton used to walk his horse around his step dad's farm, and would return home with just those reins. He was too busy thinking almost 'empirically' about that freaking 'Calculus.'

**What is Cool Science?**

You apply fun and good humour to your class and the rest will follow. Simple right? Instead of showing your kids that periodic Table with no sense, why not breaking down the rare gases with certain colors? Wouldn't be better if we incite our kids to approach that table with pragmatic exmaples? I would suggest to start the class with that Manhattna project, but no! all they tell you is Hydrogen times two added to an atom of oxygen equals that water. Science can be fun if we really change that 1900 curriculum. Is not that we want to suffer the same way teacher Thomson did, when he was in College. Trying to study all that crazy science, leaving aside a girlfriend and start watching, "the revenge of the nerds."

I'm telling you, there is so much fun, when you know how to teach a subject in the most coolest way. There are so many ideas to change this **'another brick in the wall...**'

- eParental Guidance
- My Kid hates Math, I Need Help!
- WHY IS MATH SO HARD?

Self explanatory. Reasons why Math is so hard. Insightful details for parents, teachers and our kids. - MORE MATH TO GET OVER WITH

Percentages,ratios, proportions, fractions and decimals. Have fun.

## Making Math A Cool Science

First of all, you might wonder why me, myself and I approached Math in a different way? My own dad hired a tutor for me when I was 14. No! I was not a nerd, but I was curious. My first lesson was on:

**SET THEORY**

Do not worry. I'm just going to break down this theory with simple examples:

You have Anastasia from Russia that have her own Set of words, but is studying English. She meets Barry, who knows English very well and is Learning Russian with Anastasia. Wherever her words and his well known English meet or can connect is called

**A ∩ B or intersection of Set A and B** (set of all objects that are members of both *A* and *B*.)

Consequently:

**A **U **B signifies that Anastasia and Barry came to an agreement and join languages and maybe love: From Moscow with Love!!**

In the graphic, they added A+**A ∩ B**+B. This was the starting point for functions and that Cartesian plane where for each X there was a subsequent Y. f(x)=y

## What have we done different?

We added fun and mnemonicsmade it more humanused real life examples

We could've started scaring you with "giving an object 'o' from set A or **element** of *A; o is an element that belongs to A, or* ** o ∈ A** "

We know Math is rigid and almost unbreakable , but as I said in the other articles, you got to see it and handle it like another language. We will need practice and more practice. There cannot be other way.

## The Bonus: Equations

We have five hundred dollars bill in our hand and we are seated in one room, but Dave gave us 4 envelopes with some dollars bills. They could be 20$, 50$ who knows... on another anex room we have Peter waiting to give us 700 dollars in exchange. At first becuase is a practicla example, you can do it in your head right away: Heck!! This is easy! But now you see how we can help our kids by using down to earth examples. The equation will be like this:

500+4(x)= 700

4X+500=700

4x=700-500 (when switching rooms, they change from + to - or viceversa)

4X=200

X=200/4

X=50

*THE UNIDENTIFIED ENVELOPES, HAD EACH, A FIFTY BUCKS BILL!!*

I went ahead and took some short cuts, because I wanted you to compare with your own method. All in all we don't want to be another brick in the wall...!

## Important links

- How to Pass Any Exam with These Techniques

How do you study for an exam? How do you relieve pre-test anxiety? Try my four-step method to pass any test you ever have to take. - Cool Math 4 Kids Lessons, Games, Activities - free online cool math lessons, cool math games, fun ma

Cool Math 4 Kids has cool math lessons, cool math games and fun activities. We have free online flash cards to print out, cool math practice games, online calculators and lessons for addition, subtraction, times tables, multiplication, division, frac - Calculus demystified
- GEOMETRY AND ITS NOT SO SCARY FORMULAS

What did our teachers mean with these formulas? Why do we look the other way when we have to memorize this 'Pi' and find areas and volumes that actually make no sense if we don't see any practical use in today's world... - Geometric Sequences -- Real Life Applications
- SOLVING DIVISIONS THE EASY WAY
- How To Raise Smarter kids And For Real
- CALCULUS DEMYSTIFIED PART 2

Derivatives and its applications. Practical examples and actual everyday usage. - UNCONVENTIONAL MATH SOLVING

how we can make math easier if we try to use better ways, tricks or short cuts to solve a problem? The other day was playing with numbers, the same way you play with a cat or your puppie. and came out with something... a long multiplication made in o - Calculus demystified Part 3

On our third part we give a nice introduction to Integrals and Antiderivatives. - Calculus demystified Part 4

Since we started to study ourselves this crazy math..we wanted to find ways to simplify 'Heuristically' using easier Methods and our own Mnemonics instilled in us by our Tutor... That our Dad got us in Junior High. Lucky us right? Using some rules of

## Do you think Math can be cool?

## Comments

Math is different from science. There might be a way to teach math that is scientific, meaning among methods compared with one another as to effectiveness. Math has foundations different from that of science. Bertrand Russell and Alfred North Whitehead, mathematicians and co-authors of Principia Mathematica, said that mathematics starts with logic. For example, one is a class with a solitary member; two is a class of couples; three is a class of triplets; zero is a class without a member. There are efforts to make teaching of math easy. Or to make students learn math the easy way. I have a Hub "How Mathematics Helps Science."

Not sure why I clicked on this hub, because I hate math! But you've made me see that perhaps it can be cool. : )

Great hub.

Lord,

That was a great hub, I voted up and useful. I loved math in school.

I had a great teacher in High School---if you did not learn the steps and rules--he would get upset. He was a great teacher--but very emotional. Many students quit his class because he scared them.

And I was not going to let anyone call me a dumb blonde.

Great Hub,

Bobbi

Great hub, once again! I have shared it with my children. And sharing it!

Thanks.

Lord, I love you to pieces, my friend but you left me on this one. My little brain just can't handle it. I'll leave this one up to the smarter folks in Hubland. I'm going to read some "roses are red, violets are blue" Hubs that I can understand. I do love and respect you, though, friend.

Love this hub Lord! Although some of the science in this was too much for my brain to handle! Ha ha! My young budding scientist will find the ideas you had very useful. Thanks for sharing! Voted up!

Math was my nemisses in high school and college. I really struggled with it but when I got through it I felt really empowered. Passing college physics was a big acheivement for me. Money is a great way to motivate kids to learn. Well done and useful for so many. Well done.

Hey Lord - it pays to be good at math! lol I can very quickly tell you how to deduct like say familiar numbers like 25% off! haha!

I am going to save this for my kids who DO love math:)

Hahah I voted in your poll - can you guess my answer?! BUT I will also show this to my daughter and I bet HER choice will invalidate my own. You and my daughter could have the best math talks.

Lord, this is awesome and interesting but I did not do good at all in school in these subjects.. I NEED a Tutor...LOl.. but I love the way you explained it.. great hub..

voted up and awesome and interesting

be blessed my friend

Debbie

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