A Progress Report

We sat down yesterday and I finally got a good explanation of … the differential calculus thingy. And also of the integral calculus thingy.

I still hate people who pretend this is such a high science that a Real Housewife of Blackforestwood can never grasp, let alone use it, but I am also very happy that the beginning of my … Grasphood and Usage has thus been set.

And yes, dear ladies, it’s just like you said: mathematics clearly IS a very sexy thingy!

(Here’s to hoping my hubby has enough time and patience to continue.)


10 responses to “A Progress Report

  • Techka

    Of course he does…🙂 And I am very happy for you (to discover what a nice thing mathematic can be)!

    • alcessa

      Oh, I know maths is good … I used to love it in high school, I missed it during my studies and I had these recurring dreams where I was supposed to pass a maths exam to be able to obtain my diploma. I also did a course of maths for dummies this March and I adored it. So I was very much looking forward to this course of business economy. Unfortunately, it turned out all I needed was differential and integral calculus, things I haven’t learnt so far. Nothing I was being prepared for was of any use. So I had to cancel my plans to learn (because I don’t understand, like, 75% per cent of it) and to pass another exam (because it consists of difficult maths I have no idea of, up to 80 % of it). Meaning I have no chance but to be unhappy, because I would have loved to learn it all but I cannot because I lack the basic knowledge which I have to learn yet. And I really don’t have much free time, so I cannot learn fast or everything I need right now.
      In other words: maths is absolutely not the problem. It never was. I also never have been a Huh-Some-Math-Will-Kill-Me-Chick … On the contrary: I’d love to do it if I could.😦

  • Nina

    Tale članek me je čisto malo nate spomnil🙂

    • alcessa

      *vzdih*🙄

      For the record :-): v srednji šoli sem večino let imela 4 pri matematiki. Kemijo sem kdaj izdelala tudi s 5, fizika pa se mi je gibala med 3 in največkrat 4. V osnovni in srednji šoli sem vsa leta inštruirala matematiko. Več kot jezike! Imam en sam “tick” in to je seštevanje številk na registrskih tablicah.🙂

      I don’t have a math phobia, a math angst or a math pain. I SUFFER BECAUSE OF LACK OF MATH at the appropriate level to make sure I can study my business economy, which is full of math. Which I LOVE. OK?

      A se lahko končno zmenimo, da je to resnična resnica in da je zame treba odpreti en čisto drugi predal?😯

      Hvala.🙂 (samo pretvarjam se, da sem čist znervirana, ker mi je dolgčas – softwer ne dela pravilno, ne rabiš se me prestrašiti)

      • Nina

        😛
        Eh, lej, te čisto razumem🙂 Tudi glede inštrukcij matematike😀

        • alcessa

          Vem🙂 ma včasih mi paše, pretvarjati se, da sem zmaj – moj mož se vedno nasmeje do mrtvega🙂

          • Nina

            Mene vedno vsi vzamejo resno😛 Zato tega ne počnem več, ker občasno izvem kakšno zanimivo “resnico” o sebi😉
            Aja, matematiko pa še vedno inštruiram😀

            • alcessa

              Res? Kul! (tole z inštrukcijami) … ko sva delala integrale, sem se spomnila, da sva se midve tukaj pogovarjali o tem, kaj točno so. Zelo zanimivo poglavje, tudi zgodovinsko gledano – dejansko komaj čakam, da bom znala modelirati ekonomske teme s pomočjo matematike … No, čisto lesena nisem: recimo, da na vajah znam “prebrati” krivulje v grafikonih ipd. – tudi to je zelo zanimiva zadeva. Aja, pa še to: tip, ki je vodil pripravljalni seminar za nas neumne, je povedal, da tudi inštruira. Ko sem ga ocenjevala, sem lepo napisala, da se mi zdi neverjetno dober. Na srečo tudi moj mož obvlada … populariziranje matematike kot znanosti do te mere, da pride do naveze z mojim trenutnim znanjem in potem čedalje več štekam. In to je vse, kar sem potrebovala – povezavo. Na vajah iz poslovne ekonomije pa tip piše in govori, čeprav je jasno, da nas je kar nekaj, ki nimamo pojma, o čem. Vseeno poslušam in pišem, za pozneje, ko bom razumela …

              @zmajevstvo: izven domačih 4 sten tudi meni ne rata kakšen poseben komičen učinek, vendar itak le redko dobim priložnost za to … Včasih so dnevi tako naporni, da jih malce razgibajo le bolj take banalne, ampak močne zadeve, zato se midva kar precej hecava in sem spada tudi pretvarjanje, da sem zmaj. Govoriti že še znam tako, ma izraz na obrazu ne paše zraven😆

  • Bimbo

    Reading the last two sentences I bet that only a very dirty mind would be thinking of anything else than math.😆

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