Mathematics is just a matter of understanding and
applying concepts. Mathematics is like the other academic subjects, such as
literature, english, history and others. Only a matter of interest and strong
will to perceive is what really matters. It isn't difficult at all.
Perhaps the reason behind for many for hating, otherwise
not liking math, is that they were not able to establish interest in this field
when they were still young(in elementary or even in kindergarten).
Parents also play a vital role in inculcating the love for math in their
children. Maybe like their children, they too were not encourage by their
parents to engage more attention to math.
It is interesting too, to argue with the reason of others
for not giving efforts to understand math. A former teacher of mine said
that she really hates math, and her teacher in math did not encourage her to
learn it, furthermore, she said, "And what if I'm not good in math, anyway
I wouldn't use "x+y" when Im going to buy a lot, would I
be using square root when buying merchandise?
Well, probably you're not going to use these
stuffs. However It can also be an advantage when engaging in business such as
purchasing merchandise and buying a lot, so that you cannot be
tricked by dealers in case they sold you an area of lot not equivalent to the
money you paid.
Remember, If not because of these
mathematical formulae we wouldn't enjoy the advancement of technology that
we are currently using now. We wouldn't even have a chance of using a computer.
There wouldn't be internet. Everything should have not been invented wouldn't
it because of math.
However, I may not be able to answer that question of my
former teacher. Indeed, she might never use extracting roots when purchasing
commodities. But always keep in mind that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.