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Discussion on: I suck at math and learning Python rubbed it in my face

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Jean-Michel Fayard πŸ‡«πŸ‡·πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

Buom dia!

In Brazil, we like to say we are "exact sciences people" or "human sciences people". It sounds a lot better in Portuguese, I promise.

How do you say it in portuguese? :P

I began to understand Geometry once I realized how to "see" the formulas through the shapes, and the Geometric Drawing classes helped me through it.
But Pure Math... It never got into my head.

Would that help if you learn pure maths with more visual supports?

There is a great channel on Youtube:

3blue1brown, by Grant Sanderson, is some combination of math and entertainment, depending on your disposition. The goal is for explanations to be driven by animations and for difficult problems to be made simple with changes in perspective.

Personally I have been stuneed by how well 3blue1brown explain neural networks

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First: Thank you so much for the channel recommendation! Yes, visual supports are awesome for my understanding! I can't believe I'm now excited to watch some Algebra videos lol

In PT-BR slang you could say you're "de exatas" or "de humanas". It's an ongoing meme, and "de humanas" people always make fun of themselves and their innabilities with numbers. I don't know about the "de exatas" people because everyone I know happens to be on the human sciences side of life :P