by vaneSSa vakharia
Okay, so school’s back in full swing and the excitement of new classes, shiny school supplies & first-day-back outfits is starting to lose its lustre. That whole idea you had in your head of getting straight A’s this year is starting to crumble under the mountains of homework you have (already!) and your math teacher has moved well past last year’s review and is now throwing some serious curveballs. You’re one more equation away from totally losing motivation and need to remember WHY YOU’RE HERE! Yep - been there, done that. Don’t fret - there is SO much more to your math class than x’s and y’s, and there are legit ways to make your math experience something you actually dig. Brought to you by a math-hater-turned-math-lover-turned-math-teacher … let’s do this!
1. Remember that “Math People” are a total myth. Straight up. That whole thing is a rumour, and almost anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it - but the key is knowing how you learn best! If you’re struggling with new concepts, ask a friend, see your teacher, get a tutor, Google your face off - just know that there IS a way for you to understand what’s going on, you just need someone to talk to you in your language. Seriously, I failed Grade 11 math TWICE until I found a teacher that changed my life! True story.
2. Rep some swag. Sorry, but whoever designed calculators clearly doesn’t understand the concept of fashion AND function. Whatever, totally fixable. Use duct tape, gems, paint & stickers to turn your calculator into something you WANT to use by transforming it into an accessory.