Posted May 3, 2016 | 5:58 pm, by nadine

So, I decided this spring I would improve my relationship with math. Math and I broke up in high school. It was messy. Maybe it was the tests, or the work, or the fact that dyslexia runs in my family. I’m not sure what caused it, I just knew math was very difficult for me, and when we broke up I just avoided it for a long time.

Anyways, a little while ago I did the Art Gen Hack Party, and using P5js made some smart wind bubbles, and ye olde bubble snake.

And that got me thinking about math again. Mostly about how I didn’t know basic trig, and that bothered me. So I picked up The Nature Of Code, and started using it as a guide to figure out what kind of math to re-learn.

I go through the book slowly, and as I read through chapters, I make little notes and head over to Khan Academy to supplement what its talking about.

Oddly, this really works for me. So far I’ve re-learned vector calculations, basic trig, and I’m doing a physics primer.

The surprising thing is, I’m actually having fun learning math. Which is new to me.

So yeah, math. Its more fun when you don’t have someone timing you, and you can take your time exploring concepts and practicing until you get them.

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