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Geometry....

I just started doing Geometry. What's the point? I don't see how these retarded proofs are going to help me later in life.

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01-10-2009 01:07 PM
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As is with just about everything I learned (not really) in school. I have no interest in and will never use ever again math, science, or history, so why the fuck should I have to take algebra, geometry, trigonometry, chemistry, or any other whack ass class in order to graduate high school?
01-10-2009 01:11 PM
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|55555| Wrote:I just started doing Geometry. What's the point? I don't see how these retarded proofs are going to help me later in life.

First, your teacher is more than likely teaching you wrong, but I guess you'll have to put up with that shit. The proof-methods they teach you in geometry will cause any professional mathematician to shit a brick. UR DOIN IT RONG

Second, shit's useless, and shouldn't be mandatory. Anything higher than algebra 1 shouldn't be mandatory.

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One day you might decide to be an ancient egyptian and build a pyramid

it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.
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How are proofs irrelevant? It's what mathematicians use to prove shit. That's what mathematicians do.

And proofs are taught because they're used outside of geometry, they're to teach people how not to assume something is true just because it looks that way. And because it teaches how to use inductive and deductive reasoning.

Reasoning is necessary for everything. It's what prevents 'sheeple' and rampant believe in propaganda.

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Freak Wrote:How are proofs irrelevant? It's what mathematicians use to prove shit. That's what mathematicians do.

And proofs are taught because they're used outside of geometry, they're to teach people how not to assume something is true just because it looks that way. And because it teaches how to use inductive and deductive reasoning.

Reasoning is necessary for everything. It's what prevents 'sheeple' and rampant believe in propaganda.
You best be joking.
And I can reason quite fine without these retarded proofs...

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01-11-2009 01:04 AM
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Freak Wrote:How are proofs irrelevant? It's what mathematicians use to prove shit. That's what mathematicians do.

And proofs are taught because they're used outside of geometry, they're to teach people how not to assume something is true just because it looks that way. And because it teaches how to use inductive and deductive reasoning.

Reasoning is necessary for everything. It's what prevents 'sheeple' and rampant believe in propaganda.

Are you kidding? Read his original post again. I'm kind of getting tired of reading your arrogant posts. Keep it up and you'll probably just end up on the ignore list.

Proofs are irrelevant to 55555 because he isn't a mathematician and I don't think he plans on becoming one.

The proofs you learn in geometry and really all of math are unnecessary and sometimes irrelevant to logical reasoning in daily life. There's also something called philosophy that would be more worthwhile in the context of application to daily life if you want to learn how to reason logically.

Also becoming a mathematician won't prevent you from becoming a sheeple.

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I remember Geometry. I was really good at it. Unlike Algebra (HATE THAT SHIT).

But yeah it's irrelevant.
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The proofs in geometry sure sucked, but I loved that class. I was the Geometry God.

There are worse things to waste your time with in school than geometry. With a good understanding of geometry, you may find yourself able to do certain things in life in easier ways. Granted, they're few and far between, but they pay off. For example, angles of incidence. You can apply that stuff to skee-ball and make that game easier.
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Speaking of Geometry, it pissed me off so much one day. We had finals, and the teacher said that whoever had the highest score would get 20 extra credit points. I had a B+ at the moment which isn't bad actually, but I decided to do it anyway. So I went home and studied my ass off for hours. Next day I take the exam and I felt like I knew the answers to everything. Couple weeks later, teacher announces some other girl won (fucking bitch she had like a fucking A+, she didn't need the extra credit) and I was fucking second place. FUCK!

Oh well.
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|55555| Wrote:I just started doing Geometry. What's the point? I don't see how these retarded proofs are going to help me later in life.
Same here, started it a couple months ago. I will let you in on a secret, unless you wan't to be certain engineers or architects, you will never use this stuff in your life.

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I can't get myself to want to do better in math because beyond Algebra I (Which can be helpful more often than not in basic shit day to day like knowing variables) math is complete shit. It's not necessary for 94% of the populace and it is A TIME WASTER. Basic concepts are perfect, knowing how to prove jack-off angles and why postulates are fap-worthy is beyond worthless.
01-13-2009 10:30 AM
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|55555| Wrote:I just started doing Geometry. What's the point? I don't see how these retarded proofs are going to help me later in life.
Same here, started it a couple months ago. I will let you in on a secret, unless you wan't to be certain engineers or architects, you will never use this stuff in your life.

Even mathematicians don't look at this shit unless your field deals with this. You can get a phd in mathematics and have a hard time with high school geometry.

^ The above is not an exaggeration.

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01-13-2009 10:52 AM
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|55555| Wrote:I just started doing Geometry. What's the point? I don't see how these retarded proofs are going to help me later in life.
Same here, started it a couple months ago. I will let you in on a secret, unless you wan't to be certain engineers or architects, you will never use this stuff in your life.

Even mathematicians don't look at this shit unless your field deals with this. You can get a phd in mathematics and have a hard time with high school geometry.

^ The above is not an exaggeration.

I know. Especially since when doing proofs they have a bunch of stupid rules.

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01-14-2009 09:09 AM
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Anybody got links on how to learn Geometry non-retard style?
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