I went in that direction, too. (smile)
Purrs and Blessings for your husbandks speedy recovery, now that you have a diagnosis.
I believe you are correct.
All that requires is multiplication or division—both are used in algebra, but they are not enough to get one through an algebra class.
I learned it as, “Alas poor Willie, we’ll not see Willie more, …”
Count me in the geometry camp. It makes sense to me, and it’s useful to me. I use basic geometry fairly often. Algebra? Just that one time, to solve the crossword puzzle.
Algebra was my downfall, too. I got an A in the class because I was still young enough to memorize the formulas, but I didn’t understand any of it, and forgot it all as soon as I finished the final exam. In the 40-ish years since then, I needed to use algebra exactly once, and that was to solve a crossword puzzle. One clue, one very basic formula, and lots of help from the crosses. Yeesh!
So here’s something I find interesting: I learned from a voice therapist that different languages are stored in slightly different areas of the brain. Many people lose their ability to speak, due to a stroke. But in some cases, bilingual people lose one language, but retain others. Even if they lose their native language, they can sometimes still communicate in their second language. (It all depends on where the stroke hits.) I find that hopeful news.
What a wild story, Georgia! Thank you for sharing it with us. I am so happy for all students who are having their loans forgiven. It’s a step in the right direction. And thank you for bringing all of us so much happiness! And now, could you please write a story that ends the drought?
Great news! Tule and I send love and blessings.