#### THOUGHTFUL

##### Junior Member

- Joined
- Jan 19, 2017

- Member Type
- Academic

- Native Language
- Hindi

- Home Country
- United States

- Current Location
- United States

Math is one of my favorite subjects from childhood, and it never bored me. Yet, during my middle school, once I lost the interest in math. The subject and topics were not seemed hard, but the new math teacher's teaching techniques and methods. However, she is a hard-working and dedicating teacher; But, her concepts were unclear to me.

One day I was practicing 'the Trigonometry' chapter in the group in free time after lunch. As usual, we were discussing the problems. Despite the laborious practice, I was incapable to learn the formulas. Meanwhile, my friend read my conflicts and asked the reason. I told him the confusion about the chapter. He took me to the math lab where the teacher was working. She looked at us and asked the reason. My friend said that he had some problems in the chapter. Although I was not sure If I would grasp the teacher's idea, I made my mind to listen as a story. She put her work aside and taught the whole lesson through real examples, such as how easily we can measure the length of any object just by the shadow of that object. Moreover, she suggested the simplest way to keep remembering the formulas by making stories. I wondered how interesting and simple her teaching. After this incident, whenever the concept did not clear to me; I always tried to understand through experiments and real examples, or went to the math lab without hesitation. Certainly, math is still my favourite subject

My less understanding or ambiguity had created confusion and anxiety. When we set our mind, we stuck at one point like I did. First, my focus was on the problems rather than to find answers. Then, I listened whole heartedly to understand. This incident taught me that our perception is the root of both problems and solution. After this experience, Whenever I deal with the problem, my focus is always on the solution not on the problems.