# learning math

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1 On Top Of The Other

a: Learning math ~
b: building a brick wall

What: "This is because learning math is like building a wall: one brick builds upon the previous one, and if a certain brick is missing, causing a hole in the wall, the whole wall starts crumbling. So I teach math by starting at the beginning, and making sure that the bottom bricks are all there before I build on them."

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Writer: Lizette Greijbe
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Date: Feb 14 2013 2:27 PM

It's Just Like Riding......

a: Learning math ~
b: riding a bike

What: "Learning math is like learning to ride a bicycle. Without learning how to pedal, you cannot move forward; without learning how to steer, you can't change direction. This is because all functions are in some way connected to one and another. You can't call yourself a cyclist without a complete understanding of the techniques required to properly ride one."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Feb 14 2013 2:28 PM

Brick By Brick

a: Learning math ~
b: building with legos

What: "Unlike other subjects, learning math is like building legos. The next block depends largely on the shape and size of the previous (bottom) block."

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Writer: Vicki
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Date: Feb 14 2013 2:31 PM

Round One And Square Ones

a: Learning math ~
b: topiary for you neurons

What: "Learning math is like topiary for your neurons. Your goal is to train your brain to model the behavior of objects that respect axioms. In programmer talk, you can think of your brain as the machine you're trying to program, the book as your source code, and that "Huh?" feeling as a compiler warning."

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Writer: mnemonicsloth
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Date: Feb 14 2013 2:34 PM

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.