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February 26th, 2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hello I have joined this forum to help seek answers in math. I don't know if anyone else is like this, but I am currently at Calculus 1, but the thing is my "math mind" seems to go beyond this. As in, I can think of complex math ideas and when I ask my college math profs these questions, most of the time they will understand me. So I know that my assumptions about a math idea is right even though I am not at that level yet. It's really weird.

However, one of my biggest problems in math is communicating in the "Math Language." Sometimes I will try to explain something in math which I HAVE tested using computers and I know it has to be true for the most or all the part but people have a hard time understanding me or if I can explain it, I would have to go in a long explanation that would take just too much time.

But anyway I hope I learn here!
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February 26th, 2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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However, one of my biggest problems in math is communicating in the "Math Language." Sometimes I will try to explain something in math which I HAVE tested using computers and I know it has to be true for the most or all the part but people have a hard time understanding me or if I can explain it, I would have to go in a long explanation that would take just too much time.
Communication is hard. Improving your skills here is very important, and I'm sure you will continue to grow in this regard. There are two aspects of communication in math (or other technical fields): learning the jargon, which makes understanding problems easier (compared to explaining them with simpler terms, which provides more things to track than you can manage in your head at a time) but which is opaque to the layman, and explaining to the general public, which requires simplification.
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