+149 Teaching math could be easier if it wasn't obfuscated with a lot of symbols which is hard to read, amirite?

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Symbols make math easier, not harder. They allow us to simplify and work more efficiently. It's important to learn the language of math if you want to understand it.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Symbols in math literally serve the opposite function. They serve to make math *clear*, *understandable*, and *precise*.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Text for initial explanations, symbols are for easy recall and manipulation. However almost no one teaches math by going into symbols first. And math without symbols would be harder to learn because a lot of symbolic operations and equations would become far harder to reason about.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

If you want simple math without symbols, stick to 5'th grade. As you go deeper, there is a lot more that needs to be displayed. At that point you either need whole sentences to explain what is going on or you use symbols.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Math needs a concise and objective way to display information.

by Anonymous 1 year ago

abstract thinking is important. also symbols are useful to representing a complex concept with one character. "omega" represents ohms or the resistance through a conductive material. it's easier to write an omega instead of writing out "resistance". it's easier to use "c" instead of writing "circumference".

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Everything cannot be written in number forms and some things get too complex, and others simply math Pi can be made into 3.14 I understand that, but some mathematics become more complex arcTan\^-1 or 5i are something that is used because it works. Or simplifying something like using linearization of differentials, Just try to get through with the require math and the sooner you can leave it behind

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Speak for yourself

by Anonymous 1 year ago

Don't make up words

by Anonymous 1 year ago

One might say the same of any language. All words and sentences are are characters and symbols strung together. Math is a language (and a universal one). A mathematical problem using the same numbers and symbols is the same regardless if someone speaks Russian, Japanese or English. But just like any language, it must be taught and understood. Might as well say, teaching English would be easier if it wasn't obfuscated by punctuation.

by Anonymous 1 year ago