You’re Not Bad At Math, You’re Just Lazy

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Everyone’s heard someone say that they’re “just not a math person.” But don’t believe them… it’s a lie! These people are just lazy and science proves it! Trace Dominguez explains.

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The Myth of ‘I’m Bad at Math’
“‘I’m just not a math person.’ We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career.”

There’s no such thing as being “good” or “bad” at math
“As an American, I was in the minority in my PhD program and I was at Columbia University. That’s because I studied economics, a so-called quantitative subject. During graduate school, my fellow Americans in law school or business school often remarked about what a math genius I must be.”

Math as a Language
“Writing was developed by the Sumerians approximately 5,000 years ago. At the same time, the Sumerians developed some written notation for mathematics. Writing and mathematics are brain tools–they are powerful aids to the human mind.”

Second Languages Slow Brain Decline
“Speaking two languages throughout life may slow the loss of mental agility that comes with age.”

A Brain Area for Visual Numerals
“Is there a distinct area within the human visual system that has a preferential response to numerals, as there is for faces, words, or scenes?”

Your Brain on Math
“Among the 100 million or so nerve cells in the brain, it turns out there is a group dedicated to making sense of numbers.”

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thejokerlover says:

What about dyscalculia? These people don't have a brain built for math…. This video is really not very accurate

Syth .Mog says:

It might have been important to address mental disabilities (physical or otherwise).

Laurydoodle says:

While I understand the video and mostly agree with it, I happen to have dyscalculia. I was a little annoyed that this learning disability wasn't mentioned in the video. I did, however, enjoy it.

Abi Lynes says:

it's funny how all the people are bitching about how he's wrong, yet he has proof, and they just have the fact that they're failing math.

megalomania345 says:

>Not Bad At Math, You're Just Lazy
At least someone that understands me. That's what i'm always telling my girlfriend: "You're not bad at blowjobs, you're just lazy!". And then she says stuff like: "Ohh, but i'm not an oral person!". No! STOP saying that! Don't try to make excuses, you're just lazy!

Sabaca says:

Math is awesome and I love it and that's probably why I'm great at it.

Nick Daniels says:

God I'm struggling with Math, I guess I am a bit lazy when it comes to math because I'm not very interested in it. I love all my other classes and perform great in them. I wish I could be good at math, I'll work hard to raise my grade..

Toby dog says:

the MBTI would beg to differ

Yashfi Aariba says:

was this motivation?

Dark Eternal says:

"Start by mentally calculating the tip"

Can't do it because I can't hold numbers in my head. Imagine working a math problem on a chalkboard and shortly after you start, someone comes along with an eraser and wipes it out.

Maria Ciornei says:

I remember when maths used to be easy and I was a straight A student until like 2 years ago when algebra and calculating the curve of a line and graphs came in. I get Ds now I'm shit at maths like I don't get it anymore and algebra confuses me whereas I'm better at history and languages – I speak 2 fluently, can understand and speak a few words in 2 other different languages and altogether am able to understand 8 yet I am not able to do math -_-

Alex Ha says:

I know a 9 year old who can see a math problem for the first time and all the sudden understand how the entire chapter works. He works on math a few times a week. I work on math 20 hours a week and I still don't get it. I believe he is just gifted.

Kyra Fowler says:

love this

thegamerfrominside says:

actually society just sucks at teaching math

H O O O O O K says:

fuck u and fuck math

BootlessDynamic says:

So it's my laziness not my tough time focusing from my adhd and those two combine just = More I don't give fuck about school

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