This beautifully summarizes the essence of failure of the schooling system I grew up in.
@nomand there was a favorite TED video on this topic.
@nomand i can't get past the fact that there are three triangles in the box...
@nomand Had the school system in Sweden not been so horribly uninspiring I might have been able to pay attention and actually learn something.
The only time I performed relatively well in math was when I was so behind I had to speed read the entire textbook in a few days and so focused on grokking the concepts well enough that I could figure out the answers to problems as they came rather than memorise the solutions.
It made learning actually fun when the point was to understand rather than just practice rote learning.
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