by **tujunga** » Sun Jul 03, 2005 9:21 pm

I'm doing pass maths for my Leaving Cert

(kinda like the english a levels but the irish leaving cert you have to do english, irish, maths, french or german, and then 3 or more options mine are music home ec and biology)

I'm ok at it. But what drives me mad is I alway forget how to do the maths if i dont keep going over then (which i don't have time to do)

I end up making up my own methods of doing them (most of the time i get the right answer) but afterwords i cant tell how or why i did some thing

I was confuse my maths teachers.

I always keep questioning them and it takes a while for me to learn new methods(which i will forget in 2/3 months-but it is easier to relearn them then to learn them )

I have my own way of understanding maths what confuses people and that i can't explain. For explain my class were asked to get the area of a set of stairs. everyone else did it one way I did it a totally different confusing way that i couldn't explain and got the right answer. My teacher didn't know how i did it.