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  1. But solve this problem. If you can, then you're not stupid at math at all. And if you don't know how to solve quadratic equations, do you need it?

    Boxed chocolates are sold in the bazaar and supermarket. At the bazaar, such a box costs 170 rubles, and in the supermarket 185 rubles. But Pony walks to the supermarket and takes the bus to the bazaar. A one-way bus ticket costs 16 rubles. Therefore, because of one box, you should not go to the bazaar. What is the smallest number of boxes of candy a Pony should buy to make a trip to the bazaar more profitable than going to the supermarket?

  2. If someone is stupid in mathematics, this may mean that the person cannot abstract enough to see the meaning in mathematical formulas, they are afraid of them, or they do not understand why they are needed and how they work. People have different ways of thinking, different memory, speed, level of abstraction, and the need for visualization. Just because of this, not all sciences are given equally easily.

  3. Happiness is not in mathematics, but in logic and in understanding cause-and-effect relationships, which are trained by that very mathematics. Here is the very thing, if x is equal to five, then… “it trains the brain to see cause and effect in everything. You can live without this skill. And it's not even difficult. But it is precisely those who once did not master school mathematical constructions that now consume the perverted logic of” sofa analysts ” of all stripes and do not see in it obvious contradictions.

    I do not insist that this is objective stupidity. But I myself consider people who are so easily polluted by the brain because of the banal inability to build logical chains correctly, stupid. Even if they write great poetry.

  4. If you are not savvy and ignorant in a particular science, even in the queen of sciences, this is not a reason to put a brand of stupidity on yourself. You are given a school curriculum, including in order to decide in life and choose what you prefer. Don't confuse education with intelligence. There are plenty of educated idiots.

  5. I'm a humanist myself. and he seems to be quite a well-read person. I don't call myself smart. but it doesn't seem to be stupid either. however…my poor knowledge of mathematics, and not at all analytical mindset sometimes make me feel somehow inferior

  6. Actually, there are questions in IQ not only in mathematics, but also in linguistics.. And this is not accidental. The ability to speak languages is in some ways an even more accurate criterion for determining the level of intelligence. A person with a hypertrophied left hemisphere may be poorly adapted to life (remember V. Nabokov's Luzhin, or the main character of “Mind Games”). Having brilliant abilities in mathematics, the hero of “Rain Man” is generally an idiot. But linguistics requires the work of both the left (grammar) and right (listening) hemispheres. Plus a huge memory load. So no: math ability and intelligence aren't exactly identical. This is only one facet of intelligence. In everyday life, the most “low” of the facets of intelligence – a banal trick-can be more useful. This is exactly what the vulgar phrase “If you are so smart, then why are you so poor”is about?

  7. Not everyone can have an analytical mindset. And that doesn't mean people are stupid. By the way, mathematicians may have absolutely no aptitude for languages, I met this in my student years.

  8. Lack of aptitude for certain disciplines and sciences, the so-called technical and humanitarian mindset are common misconceptions.

    Initially, we all have a basic set of makings, due to physiological capabilities. The psyche, consciousness and abilities develop in the process of human interaction with the surrounding social environment: we are raised by our parents, we learn to interact with objects and people, go to school and clubs, participate in various projects, learn languages, and so on.

    Thus, in order to develop certain abilities, it is necessary to create conditions:

    • purchase additional literature on the topic,�
    • find a thematic environment (company, circle, interest club, elective classes).�
      If you are surrounded by a favorable environment, but nevertheless you do not achieve success, this may indicate a decrease in brain functions, in particular, thinking. Thinking, like abilities, can also be stimulated, developed, and constantly trained. There are special cognitive simulators that pump up brain functions – for example, a Russian developerWikium offers 44 simulators for basic mental functions of the brain, of which 21 are for thinking, and the rest are for attention and memory. To check whether you have a well-developed mindset, take an introductory test, and immediately after that a personal training program will be formed for you.

    If you consider yourself stupid in mathematics, because you have never been interested in this science, it is new and unknown to you, then the very process of studying it is a good training for the brain. At the heart of learning is the phenomenon of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to develop by learning and learning something new. Any training is the creation of new neural connections, and it is their quantity and quality that determines the performance of the brain.�

    So discover new things, learn and constantly train your brain to be equally well versed in different issues.

  9. I can just give you a great phrase that is popular today. “Being smart and learning well are two completely different things.” I don't know much algebra, I admit, but I know more than my peers, because I'm just interested in a lot of things, and to call me stupid would be at least stupid.

  10. An interesting historical fact: Pushkin at the end of the Lyceum had in mathematics not even one, but zero. No one dares to recognize him as a model of stupidity. So there is no clear connection.

  11. Vlad O. answered half of the question well. On the second short-nonsense

    Every NORMAL not zatyukannogo has something to brag about ALWAYS! The limit?! Nick Muromsky 80 years old

  12. A lot depends on the teacher.You may not like math, but every thinking person is required to take it within the school curriculum. This is not Latin, which is not useful in life, it is a stage of general spiritual development. If a person is not able to understand mathematics and physics at an elementary level, then most likely they are not capable of serious abstract thinking, i.e. in a certain sense they are flawed.His level will remain everyday worldly wisdom. But there are, of course, exceptions.

  13. No, each person has his own psyche ,each person has the ability to do something, but usually a person does not know this. We need to determine this.Ask yourself the question: What subject or science do I like? And try to respond.

  14. Math is both a litmus test and a brain trainer. It doesn't make anyone “smart”; it teaches them to think. It trains the same muscles that work when you need to think through something. “If I say this, they'll say that, then I'll say this. And forks, if there will be Sergey, it is better not to start this conversation. Then how do I get the information indirectly?”.

  15. It all depends on who taught you and how much you studied yourself, were interested. the world is organized according to the laws most similar to mathematical ones, so you need to know mathematics. but is there any math that is taught? you need to feel mathematics, you need to come to it with pure logic without knowledge of formulas and rote learning. I have a lot of publications about mathematics. but here is one more appropriate – about what you are almost asking – quote from there: “Smart people have made an attempt to digitize the amount of intelligence, creating a well-known IQ test for everyone now.

    Well, not bad, but we will still go through the pros and cons of this test, since many of us consider IQ to be an absolute indicator that should be developed to the maximum. This is too linear an approach to the problem. First of all, I suggest you understand what the actual development is.

    You guessed correctly that first of all you need to understand what exactly we are developing, what we have in general. And if you have a normal IQ, you will easily understand that a person is not only a mind, but also feelings, actions, and a body. Your Self is not limited to the mind alone. Therefore, even the smartest person is not able to digitize all life's tasks, but they still have to be solved, and this is largely due not only to intelligence, but also in spite of it.

    Then it is obvious that the development is to have intelligence at the level of x, feelings at the level of y, and actions at the level of z, and not just go off scale somewhere in infinity. Development is balancing, setting all your parameters to the optimum. And this optimum is the goal – UO, IO, SZSN, SO and other magical abbreviations.

    Balance is balance, so just becoming smarter and everything is not enough, it can hurt. It is well known that a large proportion of people with high intelligence are autistic. And this is like a disease. We all have a limited and almost identical amount of energy, so it must be distributed proportionally to EVERYTHING. Any skew makes you untenable. A smart guy may not be adequate to the requirements of the world – for example, in communicating with people, which makes up to 90% of your entire life. He can be disgusting as a person, not be able to behave correctly in critical situations, protect himself from someone. All why? It was as if he was using all his energy on one thing. Here's an example: I bought myself a house on 400 squares and there is no more money either for the furniture, or for the maintenance of the house, or for a communal apartment. An unviable creature who is doomed to perform in a rural circus, multiplying numbers and doing numerical tricks. It's one thing if nature has made you this way, but another thing is to strive for it. It is known from experience that 60% of efforts give 90% efficiency, and the remaining 10% require 40% effort. If your IQ is “normal”, then you will understand that the first efforts pay off by 1.5 times, and the second-only by 0.25, that is, they are unprofitable by 4 times. The effectiveness of efforts to achieve efficiency decreases by 6 times! So maybe well, it's in figs? If your IQ allows you to understand that perfectionism is also a disease, then it is sufficient.

    Why should you strive to become sick when you are healthy? And in general-what should we strive for then? Let's see the row:

    1. accumulation of material – erudition, rote learning;
    2. ability to operate efficiently with the amount of material – IQ, ability to think logically;
    3. you don't need to develop your mind any more.

    These are the levels of development of the mind.” I hope your question is answered, and if not – full publication here https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5f25162f3049931c50417c8f/chto-pokazyvaet-iq-5f322965bce05859248d9fd4

  16. it all depends on who taught you and how much you studied yourself, were interested. the world is organized according to the laws most similar to mathematical ones, so you need to know mathematics. but is there any math that is taught? you need to feel mathematics, you need to come to it with pure logic without knowledge of formulas and rote learning. I have a lot of public posts about math. But here is one suitable remembered pro that almost that ask – https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5f25162f3049931c50417c8f/chto-pokazyvaet-iq-5f322965bce05859248d9fd4

  17. ( In my opinion).If you don't understand biology, geography, literature, chemistry, foreign languages, etc. – you're not stupid. If you do not understand physics, algebra, geometry, then you are stupid, because these disciplines are logical and accurate. From my own experience, I can say that this has been proven more than once.

  18. Both yes and no. If a person is dumb at math, then they are dumb at math, but they can be smart at something else. For example, I have the opposite situation. I can understand math and interact with technology, but I'm dumb at understanding people and their emotions.�

    So yes, if a person doesn't understand math, then they are stupid. Just like a person who doesn't understand art or might get lost in three pines.

  19. If the problems are in the school curriculum, then most likely just lazy and restless. There is nothing there that requires an increased movement of the convolutions.

  20. Mathematics is a strict formalized written language consisting of abbreviations. It turns out that there is a category of people who are not able to learn this language. In general, I noticed that mathematicians are all capable of mastering the humanities, but humanitarians can rarely master mathematics. Don't recognize rigor and logic?)

  21. I didn't like math at school, so I got a C grade. But Russian and literature were my favorite subjects, essays were almost always on 5. But at the university, higher mathematics, copromat somehow went very easily, I solved problems for the whole group. I wondered what was wrong with me. I passed everything perfectly. So all these statements are not an indicator of intelligence.

  22. In this case, one should not confuse the lack of knowledge and the wrong approach to learning with a complete lack of understanding of the fundamental laws of mathematics.
    If you do not know what the sine and cosine functions are and sit down to solve a trigonometric equation, then it is not surprising that it will be difficult for you to solve it.
    In schools, math is usually very poorly and superficially explained.They tell only some schemes for solving problems.It's like if you come to learn a foreign language and instead of being told the alphabet, they immediately start talking to you in that language.
    Of course,there are also cases when people do not understand elementary mathematics, even if the material is explained to them in great detail and well, and in different ways.I think that in this case, such people are really stupid and not only in mathematics.

  23. Many people here say that everyone has the ability for any field of activity,this is true. And many believe that not mastering the school curriculum is laziness. Yes, in some percentage,BUT you have been in school for a long time and have forgotten teachers who can simply stop any desire to develop in one direction or another?There are also parents who say:You're stupid,I'm ashamed of you,because Petya is doing well, but you're not. And absolutely not every child can survive this and make some kind of plus. So before you accuse people of laziness, look at the education system,which not only does not correspond to the time,but also cannot provide high-quality education. And about self-development, you can not even start,at school, of course, everyone wanted to stick in textbooks first in mathematics, then in algebra, etc. And this, by the way, applies to all subjects.

  24. Surprisingly, all representatives of flora and fauna do not have a mind: animals, plants. And there are no problems, and there are no inconsistencies: none of the animals commit suicide. Question: do we overestimate the importance of the mind ..?!

  25. The mind is classified as analytical, social, aesthetic, and industrial (craft). Stupidity is the inability to think independently and make rational decisions. The analytical mind is responsible for this ability. If you don't have one, then you're stupid.

  26. No. Mathematical problems, unlike life problems, are built from the need to find the answer that is X or Y.

    In life's problems, the answer is immediately known – this is what you want. It remains only to figure out how to come to what is already known.

  27. A. S. Pushkin is known as an intelligent person with weak mathematical abilities. Moreover, his logical thinking is very developed, and not a single inaccuracy was found in his creative heritage.

  28. Of course not. In general, the concept of stupid is relative. Perhaps a person is considered so in mathematics, because he did not make an effort to study this science. 
Scientists have long proved that any skills and abilities can be developed, including mathematical ones. Believe me, if a person starts regularly solving complex mathematical problems, by the end he will come to a good result: they will come easily to him.

    A situation where a person does not know how to solve seemingly easy tasks for others does not mean that they are stupid. It's just that he didn't try to solve them, to learn how to solve these problems. But the same person can understand other areas, which confirms his mind.

    It is impossible to divide humanity into stupid and smart. Everyone is considered a professional in a particular field

  29. The question is not quite correct, for starters, mathematics can be different take for example mat analysis it requires clear knowledge and formulas it is often used by scientists, now take algebra of logic this subject is called differently for everyone so I'll call it this, these are mainly problems on probability and logic finding connections what they say a person has by nature, in the first case you need knowledge to solve problems already set tasks, in the second more logic and abstractions, many more things are forgotten about abstract thinking, that is, without this mathematics is essentially a language that you can't apply in practice and don't understand how to change it, and imagination follows from abstractions without it, especially in logic and geometry, the following creativity follows from here, this can be proved by working in physics engines with 3d graphics without imagination and creativity there is nothing to do, and I would say one of the main aspects is ingenuity, that is, to be able to figure out the situation or the problem that needs to be solved, so they gave you a text and said solve by these formulas, namely, to understand yourself when and at what point to apply this or that experience, and in general, without mathematics, even the humanities cannot exist they are all subject to their law of logic and their correlation connections, so in fact, if you do not see the connections, then you are stupid, because mathematics is not only a set of rules and axioms, this is the essence of everything it explains how based on one problem learn something else, to see the general principles of connections of subjects, and so on, but there is one thing but people who are well versed in school mathematics and math analysis do not always think logically well there was a test that shows that students who know mathematics perfectly well are worse versed in probability theories than those who do not know it this still has not found an explanation.

  30. Our world is built on mathematics, mathematics permeates literally all areas of life, so you definitely need to understand it, at least at the everyday level. And it's not necessary for everyone to be very smart, sometimes it's easier to live stupid.

  31. the modern world will not forgive us for our stupidity. mathematics is a new level after figurative, verbal, then numbers x's intrigues probability matrices commutativity Shor's algorithm… this is more than just math, it's the Word of God. so-who knows how, it's a matter of taste . They tell me here that the nature of the universe must be understood with the heart, but I think one thing does not interfere with the other. it makes more sense. don't listen to network bots and search for the truth.

  32. Anyone can do math. You won't even have a chance to get interested in it until you make an effort to understand its working pattern.�
    I recommend the book “Think like a Mathematician”. Be careful, otherwise you will download, oh in the sense of buy)), the trial version, which is several times shorter than the original.

  33. This means that the average person is more stupid than the average person who has mastered mathematics. Anyone who knows mathematics, knows how to build causal relationships, analyze, and evaluate probability will also be more successful in other intellectual pursuits, including humanities.

  34. I think so. One newscaster (sha) said on the air that she didn't understand why tangents were taught at school. Is she smart? So she doesn't know anything. And here-psychologists, political scientists, bloggers are illiterate-these are those who are not strong in mathematics…

  35. I don't think so ))) Maybe you're not stupid in math, but you have a bad teacher? sooo much depends on it. Sometimes it is good to just try to listen to the explanations of another specialist to understand.

  36. Even a complete lack of competence in any discipline can not be a sign of stupidity of a person.

    Techies may consider math to be one of the main tools for describing abstractions, but in general, arithmetic is enough for everyone.

  37. In general, I very much support the opinion of Ken Robinson.

    He says that the current educational system is built for industrialism and the work of professors, where mathematics is valued. Actually, according to this system, built in the direction of mathematical and humanitarian sciences, a person is evaluated.

    Yes, mathematics is now a priority. Take the same computer sciences that work with numbers. But people don't take into account the creative component. Imagine our world, if everyone was judged by how you dance or draw?)) No matter how ridiculous it may sound, and it would be absurd, to evaluate a person by any one feature.
    What if a person likes music and wants to be a drummer? Or a massage therapist? No one says that mathematics is not necessary at all, but it is also not mandatory for everyone and entirely.

    Even better, watch a video with Ken Robinson about the educational system at the TED conference.


  38. Good question. Those who do not understand mathematics, of course, will answer in the negative. No one admits to being stupid 🙂 And for those who understand, it will be nice to feel smart. Although in reality, there will always be someone who understands this better than you. There's always someone smarter. Therefore, it doesn't matter if you are stupid or not, the moral qualities of a person are much more important, whether they are kind, whether they help others.

  39. It would be a good idea to first define the term “stupid”. If by this we mean the inability to solve logical problems, then yes-a person who is stupid in mathematics is stupid in general, because the science of logic is a part of mathematics. But this definition is not the only possible one. You can define stupidity as an inability to succeed, for example, or an inability to communicate. And then the statement “stupid in mathematics-stupid in general” ceases to be true. After all, both success and communication skills are not directly determined by math skills.

  40. The ability to do math is the ability to think logically , i.e. to find a link between things and events , on the basis of which to determine intermediate unknown facts, predict, and make mutually conditioned decisions. If this is not given, then you can be guided by experience, i.e. standard. what is available to everyone within their competence.

    Thus, a person who is stupid in mathematics can only make standard decisions and is inferior to his counterpart in making new non-standard decisions. In principle, he is not stupid, but he is limited.

  41. Anyone who doesn't understand mathematics doesn't understand logic either. Therefore, he can only engage in “boltology”, that is, humanitarian work that is not capable of achieving results. That's what we're seeing now. “Pluralism of opinions” has led to a mess, because no one performs their synthesis – for this you need to understand the logic.

  42. It seems to me that matan is only one of the areas of application of logical thinking and abstraction. So it is a dubious idea to draw far-reaching conclusions in one of the areas. For example, I love matan, but I hate statistics. I think it's fucking boring. Although it would seem… By the way, in the poetry and music of mathematics, someone mentioned Pushkin here, the very phrase “poetic size” speaks…

  43. No, because with the quality of teaching that is now available in textbooks like Peterson, when they say that it is possible to add circles with squares, it is surprising that smart ones appear.

    Further, they are “stupid” because they don't need it. Future artists, for example(or janitors). If a person wants to study, and there is good teaching, but he does not succeed, then it would be possible to say that the person is stupid. This is less than 5% of all cases.

  44. if you don't know math, it means you didn't need it or weren't interested in it. this is approx. you can't call a stupid person who hasn't even tried to figure it out and therefore doesn't understand anything.�

    but the situation is different, if you want to understand, you are diligently explained the same thing many times, while the teacher conveys correctly, and you still can not reach out, this may already be a sign. this doesn't just work with math. theoretically, a smart person is able to understand everything with the proper approach

  45. I don't think. I remember let them talk, where people on the streets were asked questions like ” what year was Pushkin born?”. Few people were responsible and for this they were called stupid. What if one of them was an excellent physicist? What if you're a great artist or composer? And that's why I don't think you should consider yourself stupid if you don't know math.

  46. I know some very smart people, mathematicians and physicists… in everything else, and in life, they are stupid.

    I know people who are very smart even without math and other things. And vice versa.

    I don't think it's related.

  47. Well, I don't know, our grade 5 to 8 math teacher drummed in that we are stupid and can't do anything without math. Thank the CPSU that it has changed. But I still remember these lessons with disgust.
    But I knew more about social studies and philosophy than the teacher, so no, not stupid, you're just good at something else.

  48. The whole point is that the priority of mathematical sciences in the modern world is obvious. Numbers are much more important than color shades and speech patterns. In the Middle Ages, the use of a sword and dagger was just as important. Everything is relative. Two translators will be able to agree on anything, two multilingual engineers will immediately reduce the level of their communication to the Stone Age. Math is not the most important thing in life. Don't worry about it.

  49. I'd say it's not that simple. I think we need to talk about intelligence, success in math, and how much it's all connected.

    Research on intelligence began in the 19th century in the works of Francis Galton (cousin of Charles Darwin). Galton drew attention to the fact that talented and successful parents often have talented and successful children. After collecting a fairly large array of observations, he came to the conclusion that intellectual qualities are inherited. This was a new idea for the time, as other views prevailed. It was believed that everything depends on upbringing. Galton also created positive eugenics. At his suggestion, it was necessary to create conditions for talented, successful, beautiful people to marry each other and give birth to even more talented, successful and beautiful children. Of course, in the 19th century, intelligence was not understood quite as it is now. It was associated with high sensitivity of perception( sensitivity), good motor coordination.

    From 1903-1905, the first intelligence tests began to appear. This happened in France, in connection with the introduction of universal school education. The task of dividing children into school classes was set. It quickly became clear that the chronological age of children may not coincide with the age of mental development. There was a need to create a measurement procedure to equip classes with children of approximately equal mental age. Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon solved this applied problem.

    In 1912, the psychologist William Stern proposed the well – known abbreviation-I IQ (intelligence quotient). Further, the topic of intelligence research becomes extremely popular. A variety of tests are being created to test intellectual abilities, and large-scale research is being conducted to cover the population.

    Since the 1920s, there has been a need for theoretical generalization of the results obtained. How do we understand intelligence?

    Charles Spearman, an English psychologist and a major expert in mathematical statistics, created a two-factor theory of intelligence development. He drew attention to the fact that most often the results of various intellectual tests are interrelated in humans. That is, if the memory is good, then the level of erudition is high, and computational abilities are good, and verbal intelligence. Using a static factor analysis procedure, he identified 2 intelligence factors-G and S. G-generall, the general intelligence factor, is about how much a person is intellectually developed. S-special, an additional factor, is involved in solving individual problems. That is, Spearman came to the conclusion that there is some general level of intelligence that is developed or not very well. From the point of view of his theory, if you are not good at math, then most likely yes, you are not very smart in other ways.

    Spearman's work was immediately criticized. The results of his research were rechecked by various scientists. For example, Thurstone, later Guildford. And each time it turned out that some general factor of intelligence was not highlighted, there were always a lot of factors. So, the so-called theories of multiple intelligence appeared. It is based on the idea that there are different intelligences. For example, Howard Gardner analyzed the concepts of intelligence in different cultures, and found that they are very different. Based on the analysis of these ideas, he identified the following types of intelligence:�

    • visual and spatial intelligence;

    • verbal and linguistic intelligence;

    • body-kinesthetic intelligence

    • logical and mathematical intelligence

    • interpersonal intelligence;

    • intrapersonal intelligence;

    • musical intelligence;

    • naturalistic intelligence
      As you can see, logical-mathematical � is only one type of intelligence, far from the only one. You can have poor math skills, but be gifted musically, or work perfectly with texts.

    Since the 1980s, there has been no consensus in the field of intelligence research on how to properly understand this intelligence. Moreover, they are beginning to identify new types of intelligence. For example, practical intelligence as the ability to solve practically problems (like where to get money) (R. Sternberg) or emotional intelligence (EQ).�

    But the insidiousness of the question also lies in the fact that if a person “can't play mathematics” – this does not mean that he does not have the intellectual abilities for this. This can be, for example, mathematical anxiety. This phenomenon is associated with the appearance of anxiety and nervousness when faced with any mathematical problems (and is not associated with abilities, mainly upbringing and life experience). Maybe it's pedagogical neglect, when a person is far behind the program and has already given up on himself.

    So, in general, I would say that there is no direct connection between “stupidity” in mathematics and “stupidity” in general. Everything is much more complicated, and there is not even an absolutely direct connection between mathematical abilities and success in mathematics (due to the intervention of many factors).

  50. I'll throw in my five kopecks: if the entire school math course passed by and you consider yourself “stupid in math”, think about what kind of teachers you had. It is often said: “the teacher discouraged interest in literature,” but few people say so about mathematics, and it is even easier to discourage interest in it. So if you feel that math is not available to you based on some long-standing knowledge about yourself, try starting over: with manuals that are suitable for you, or with people who can explain it in a way that makes it clear to you. And it may well turn out that the problem is not in your mind, but in the fact that you once missed something and could not catch up with the program.

  51. No. This means that either you were taught it poorly, or you were a little lazy while studying this subject.
    Any mentally healthy person has the ability to learn anything, the main desire: mathematics, foreign languages, singing, sports. The main thing is to find a suitable training method. It is likely that not everyone can become a brilliant mathematician, although this will probably become a myth one day, but a few months of hard work will solve this problem, and you will begin to enjoy the process.�As we have already written above, mathematics is just “logical operations”.�

    Writers, musicians and other people whose profession is not related to mathematics can certainly do without it, as well as without other natural science disciplines. But, firstly, they present a sad sight when they do homework with their children, and secondly, they become extremely unprotected against various scammers in the field of science (the same cosmetology, where “cream rejuvenates at the genetic level”) and technologies. Not to mention useful skills from chemistry, such as how to smell unknown substances. Well, knowledge of physics prevents the appearance of “oscilloscope arrows”in the literature.

  52. No, of course not. If a person has no aptitude for one particular scientific field, it doesn't mean anything at all – in any other field, they can be very capable.

    And it is important to understand that “stupid in mathematics” is an extremely relative concept. If someone is not given a specific topic, or does not get a high grade in mathematics in one particular educational institution, this does not mean that there are no abilities in mathematics at all. Maybe it's just that I haven't had to meet someone who can explain this topic clearly yet. �

    So difficulties with mathematics are definitely not a reason to bite yourself on the topic of intellectual abilities. Math isn't the whole world.

  53. In general, no. I remember my English teacher always saying that a good knowledge of mathematics is the key to success in grammar. According to my observations, in most cases, this statement is true (at least, it was true within my class).

  54. No. No. And again NO.I hated math with all my heart at school,I had tutors with me and I passed the material.For this reason, classmates often teased me, I'm generally a humanities scholar.Later, this did not prevent me from studying for another 8 years in my specialty and getting an economist's degree.

  55. Even if you're not stupid at math, you're still basically stupid. The lack of math is just a small negative feature. Hang in there..

    1. Well, first of all, with what fright you decided that you were “STUPID” in mathematics, and secondly, why it is needed. I know many people who have achieved outstanding results without mathematics, and in general, in life after university and school, most people just need to know 5 arithmetic operations: + �- �* �/ �%. I have yet to meet an accountant, a cashier, a psychologist, a philosopher … who at least once counted the square root on a calculator. To create a balance sheet, более + – * / % is more than enough. Many businessmen have made millions of fortunes using only these five arithmetic operations.�

    2. Talented singers, dancers, composers, writers, poets, artists, philologists, psychologists, philosophers … there are a huge number of professions for which the knowledge of arithmetic is more than enough (although people themselves may love mathematics). Are you really going to consider them “DUMB” just because they don't extract roots of the nth degree, don't take second derivatives, and don't calculate logarithms with integrals?

    3. Most importantly, I don't believe that there are people who can't understand or master math. It's just that there are people who are not interested in it, maybe the school was unlucky with the teacher, maybe the parents blinked a little when the child walked under the table. Perhaps in their life there was no person in love with mathematics, who would have infected them with his love of mathematics.

    4. Mathematics is the same language as other humanities languages, the same language as the language of touch or взглядов looks, �the language of music or painting, like the language of аминокисл amino acids and DNA., like … Each language has its own rules and traditions, its own charm and charm. �

    5. A person who, at the age of 11, came up with the idea that a person's thinking and his native language are connected is already a mathematician. Leibniz was also a mathematician, and you and he think very much alike.

  56. There are a lot of incomprehensible answers. But the answer is quite simple.

    Of course, yes! If you're dumb at math, then you're dumb in principle.

    I understand why there are so many answers that say math doesn't solve everything. That's because most people aren't very good at math. Their logic is not very good, and all they take in life is experience, learning by rote.

    There is an exception to every rule and all things must be done, but do not hold out false hopes, for you are not the exception.

    I expect minuses from people offended by their own stupidity.

    Oh, and there are still people who are given math, but they gave up on it because it's not interesting. So, do not deceive yourself that you are one of them. At least be honest with yourself.

  57. I'm a complete blockhead in math, because I like it, but because of the Unified State Exam, I had to work hard and learn everything through myself. I passed on 5, but it doesn't matter. All my school life I was called stupid because of math and so on. But now, everyone comes to me for advice on a wide variety of issues, and every time they say how smart I am, they apologize in every possible way for the past. Math is great, but it's far from being an indicator of intelligence.

  58. To my surprise, I found that no one emphasized the vagueness of the term “mathematics” in this context.
    Whether this is arithmetic, so naz. higher mathematics, specific mathematics, or even geometry?�
    In this regard, it is impossible to correctly understand the question and build reflections from it.

    I have met people who have had problems multiplying small numbers in their minds, but no problems with solving geometric problems by visualizing objects. The opposite cases were also encountered.�

    Also, it is worth at least somewhat formalizing the term “stupid” with the help of the reverse term, based on this, it is possible to build some judgments.

    However, let's put aside the boredom and assume that the author understands arithmetic, but can't do it in so-called numbers. higher mathematics.
    Let's also assume that “stupidity” means the inability to understand mathematics exactly.

    Make sure that the rules were followed when trying to learn. conditions:
    – adequate teaching methods;
    – availability of the necessary basis;�
    – desire/bestowal/active cognition.

    If these conditions were met, then we can talk about a certain inability to think mathematically(formally, abstractly, logically, etc.).
    As we can see, this “diagnosis” has already been made above and it is not at all new. I suggest that we go further and consider the possibility of training this brain function.�
    Unfortunately, my competence is in the field of neuroscience (neurophysiology?) it is scarce and I would like to hear a person rummaging in this matter.

  59. Let me quote the Drozdov psychotherapist's handbook.


    the mildest degree of mental underdevelopment. Disorders of cognitive activity in oligophrenics in the degree of debility are expressed in the inability to develop complex concepts and, as a result, in the impossibility of complex generalizations, abstract thinking, or with a lighter degree of debility, in the limitation of abstract thinking. These patients are dominated by a specific descriptive type of thinking, it is difficult for them to cover the whole situation, most often they catch only the external side of events. Depending on the degree of debility (mild, moderate, or severe) this inability to develop concepts is expressed to varying degrees, however, morons can always notice violations of abstract thinking. MORONS CAN LEARN AT SCHOOL, BUT THEY HAVE A HARD TIME LEARNING THE MATERIAL. MATHEMATICS IS A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT SUBJECT FOR THEM.

    Not having an inquisitive mind, not having their own judgments, these people usually easily adopt other people's views, sometimes adhering to them with unusual rigidity. Memorizing various rules and expressions, they use them in a template, while sometimes they like to teach others.

    Not being capable of fine analysis and generalizations, those suffering from moronism (especially with a mild degree) at the same time can deftly navigate in a normal situation.�


    I assume that the answer is “zaminusyat”, because there will be more similarities, a la “I'm not a moron”, be abstract;)

  60. I don't know much about math (I only like to build parabolas), physics, or chemistry. Because I am a humanist, I like to study languages and other cultures.

  61. Personally, I treat mathematics like K…..math. No more than that. In real life, I use 0.1% out of 100. And the fact that I have enough multiplication tables…it doesn't say anything about the person.

  62. The question perfectly reflects the post-Soviet legacy in the minds of Russians. In America, for example, a question would look like “if you're smart in math, does that mean you're smart in principle?” I prefer the Russian version. Which of the options is better – the choice is rather personal. The truth is somewhere nearby.

  63. People who say that someone is stupid in general because they don't understand math, just want to assert themselves due to the fact that they understand it.

  64. Why is it that a person's ability to do math began to determine a person's intelligence?) Of course, this is utter nonsense. The fact that a person is able to solve mathematical problems well only means that they have good analytical and logical thinking abilities, which is absolutely not necessary in professions that do not require knowledge of mathematics. For example here is an excerpt:

    “Arithmetic seemed inaccessible to him, and he often burst into bitter tears over the first four rules, especially division.” Do you know who this is about? Such memories of her great brother were left by the sister of Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin.

    Pushkin's Lyceum friend Ivan Pushchin later recalled that ” … all the professors looked with awe at Pushkin's growing talent.

    In the math class, Raz Kartsov called him to the blackboard and asked him an algebraic problem. Pushkin shifted his weight from one foot to the other for a long time and kept writing some formulas in silence.

    Kartsov finally asked him: “What happened? What is x equal to? “Pushkin, smiling, replied: zero!

    “Good! You, Pushkin, in my class, everything ends in zero. Take your seat and write poetry.”

  65. You may not know the multiplication table, but you can write fantastically beautiful stories. However, composing (and here drawing, sculpting and embroidering, and so on) is not the mind. These are creative abilities.

    And what is the mind? Perhaps this is the ability to learn, remember information and apply the acquired knowledge and skills. Anything. If the mind is developed, it is easy for a person to master even mathematics, even the design of a car, even quantum physics. With the correct feed.

    A huge role is played by the teacher and the presence of his-not pedagogical education, but pedagogical talent. If there is no such person, no pedagogical university will make a good teacher out of this person. In my class, for example, 2/3 of students in biology up to the 10th grade were completely twos and threes. As soon as the teacher changed, more than half of the class turned out to be excellent students, the new teacher not only taught us biology, but also showed that it is a very interesting science.

    My conclusion is that just as a talented person is talented at everything, so a smart person is smart at everything. In mathematics alone, it is quite possible to judge the mind of a particular person. Exceptions – if you had a bad teacher or were stupidly lazy to study.

    And Yes. Sometimes I judge a person's mental abilities by the multiplication table. If a person hangs on the question “seven nine” for half a minute, and then begins to count on their fingers… well, that's all, the clinic. We don't need them.

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