Two weeks of no blogging.
Two weeks of mornings that started just like this......
Sorry if I frightened anyone with mathphobia ;-)
But I am in the middle of a College Algebra class.
It's a bit of a refresher for me.
I figured I should take some refresher math courses since I'm looking to teach math.
I thought these classes would be quick and really easy...
Since I already know the stuff.
I mean, really, what more can I learn????
I guess I forgot how much the world has changed since I last took an algebra class.
Yes, it has!!!
I have resisted entering the techno math world for many years.
I worked for seven years in a job which required me to do complex calculations...
And I resisted plopping down the money for one of those fancy calculators.
You know, the ones that speak foreign languages and serve you up a drink ;-)
Did I really need one????
After all, we weren't even allowed to use calculators (of any kind) when I was in school!!
Did I really need one of those uber-fancy ones????
I found all those buttons very daunting.
Plus, I was....how shall I word this....CHEAP! LOL!
So, my little trusty TI-30X worked just fine for me....
I realized that since high school (and some junior high school) students are required to have a fancy calculator for classes that I too should have one.
Oh, and learn how to use it.
And you know what.....
It wasn't as daunting as I thought.
In fact, it wasn't daunting at all!
And now I am wondering how I lived without it.
I guess it goes to show that even an oldie can learn something new....
And maybe even be a techie.....