Monday, January 27, 2014 3:51:10 PM
Ill be the first to admit that I suck at math. terribly. But even my small mathematical intellect knows that if the same answer can be achieved in two steps ,rather than 90 steps, and it is indeed the correct answer, then the two step method is more efficient and easier to learn, therefore better.
Monday, January 27, 2014 3:49:32 PM
dang007: Technique my score points at the Olympics, but not in the real world. A person's boss isn`t going to give 2 sh|ts about how you got the correct answer, just so long as it is correct.
Monday, January 27, 2014 10:59:48 AM
Reminds me of when we were learning how to use cards to feed a simple math problem (like 5+10 -3 *4) to a computer (yeah, I'm ancient). I put the entire calculation on one card but the teacher wanted a separate card for each operation. I thought it was silly to split it up when it all fit on one card but he wasn`t happy about that. I suppose I missed the point of the lesson but the teacher didn`t explain it well, then. In real life, my way is more efficient.
In my college writing class, I used to get graded on my SCRATCH paper volume. I never understood how I could get an A on a paper but a C on my scratch papers because the teacher felt I didn`t rewrite everything enough. Why be penalized for being able to write something well on the first or second draft? When I asked that in class, the teacher`s face turned bright red in anger, lol. Now with computers, they can`t grade that way anymore.
Monday, January 27, 2014 10:11:13 AM
>>>I abandoned following a path of mathematics, which I loved, because my answer was correct but lost points because I skipped writing down steps that I did in my mind. <<<
So you would rather stick it to the man than pursue your dream???