I never really thought that I would be writing on this, but very honestly Math is the only thing I’ve been doing for the past three weeks. What surprises me the most in Mathematics is that numbers aren’t the centre of the subject at all, because now we deal with ‘x’, ‘y’. We deal with how they always seem to get lost and how we always have to go ’finding’ them.

It is that moment you realise that you’ve done too much of math when you start cracking jokes like sin gerine /cos gerine =tangerine. Or start comparing pain to a sine graph, when you’re dance moves start reminding you of the modulus graph and when you start telling people time in terms of ‘x’ and ‘y’. Math is a subject which sometimes makes you feel like a missing ship in the Bermuda Triangle where you have absolutely no clue what’s going on. On the other hand, it gives you a chance at feeling like Einstein when you speak about Calculus to your friends who haven’t taken Math.

You don’t always have to be good at something to like it, but you have to like it to be good at it. Math isn’t just about a bunch of numbers, variables, slopes, equations, circles and theorems, but sometimes it can also be about music, predictions and the way you think. Mathematics is a “go-to” subject that you can do when you’re stressed or it could just be the one that gives you stress. However, I suggest giving it a try before you give up and remember, when someone says you’re as good as zero, zero is probably the most important number through the history of Mathematics.

-Aditi Nazre 11A

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