Do u believe in Maths GeneWatch
but i cant really explain it
why do you think this is ?
but i cant really explain it
why do you think this is ?"
Being able to do maths is using your procedural knowledge, however, this knowledge is harder to explain than declarative knowledge which is, for example, knowing a specific fact.
In reply to your post, it could be that genes control maths ability but not a great deal. It is generally considered that genes create a predisposition for behaviour but the environment shapes this predisposition, thus the gene does not have ultimate control over you behaviours. An example of this could be having the cognitive abilities to solve maths problems from your genes, however, other factors also influence your ability to do mathematics, such as schooling.
I was never any good at mathematics. I found it extremely difficult and hard to understand, however I got a B for GCSE so I would say even if you find it difficult it is worth having a go. Good luck!
Then I started As and got on the accelerated set, AND I HATE IT!!! I have not done a single piece of homework in two years... it's that thing where I've got no idea what's going on in class, I've got no idea what the teacher is writing on the board, and when the tests come I study from the book on my own, and get good grades, and do a hell of a revision in the end of year and go amazingly well in the exams. The thing is, I think I kinda get it, I'm sort of good with numbers, but A Level is so HARD and BORING, and has you writing down pages and pages and line after line of numbers, with your head ready to explode from having to take into account all the different things... I can't be bothered with it during the year, I sort of sleep during the class, and just study on my own just for the grades.
PPLe either find maths beautful. intrisincly linked through various branches. on they dont give a damn and become lawyers
I don't like to think things as predefined by something you have no control over. I dunno what makes someone good at maths, but somewhere along the way, theres an ass load of work involved!
Dave (who won't say anything more on this subject )
Also, it is unlikely that just one gene controls a human's mathematical skills but that it is rather a combination of several genes that produces the final outcome. Most inherent disorders are caused by two or more genes rather than just a singlular one.
My mate took the AS pure maths exam a year early when he did his GCSE's and got an A so kiss it!
I like maths (I think) but I still think its a bit of a gimpy subject (my grasp of english is immense I'm sure you agree). I think you can either do it or you can't, some people it comes very naturally to. At least its a "real subject" not like Media or Sociology...
... I await the abuse for that.
i think i's just the way your mind works- maths is very logical + it's basically just following a pattern- either you get the pattern or you don't.