What is math?

When people ask what I’m going to teach in the future, I say math. Most people respond with “oh I’m not very good at math”. This is frustrating because when I walk into a classroom to teach this is the attitude of most average students.

I personally think math is everywhere. When it comes to the history of mathematics I’m not too sure. (I am currently in HSC 201). I read a book last semester called Logicomix. This book is actually a graphic novel about Bertrand Russell and his struggle to make sense of logic. This book outlined the struggle of a mathematician’s search for truth in a world that didn’t have any set guidelines for mathematics. The founders of mathematics struggled and devoted their whole lives to the theorems we know take for granted when studying in our classes. I can’t imagine devoting my whole life to proving what we consider now a simple concept.

Top 5 mathematic events:

1. Use of numbers as symbols

2. Euclid

3. Calculus

4. Computers

5. Infinity

The events above aren't listed in any particular order. I want to learn more about the history of mathematics. I included computers because the processing uses a lot of mathematics.

When people ask what I’m going to teach in the future, I say math. Most people respond with “oh I’m not very good at math”. This is frustrating because when I walk into a classroom to teach this is the attitude of most average students.

I personally think math is everywhere. When it comes to the history of mathematics I’m not too sure. (I am currently in HSC 201). I read a book last semester called Logicomix. This book is actually a graphic novel about Bertrand Russell and his struggle to make sense of logic. This book outlined the struggle of a mathematician’s search for truth in a world that didn’t have any set guidelines for mathematics. The founders of mathematics struggled and devoted their whole lives to the theorems we know take for granted when studying in our classes. I can’t imagine devoting my whole life to proving what we consider now a simple concept.

Top 5 mathematic events:

1. Use of numbers as symbols

2. Euclid

3. Calculus

4. Computers

5. Infinity

The events above aren't listed in any particular order. I want to learn more about the history of mathematics. I included computers because the processing uses a lot of mathematics.