Monday, September 26, 2011

Call Me a Math Genius

 So far in math I haven't been able to understand most anything. This is because the lesson is in German and I have never done this type of math. Today, for some reason or another, I got it completely. Math class is very different here in the sense that there is a lot more individual work, you struggling to figure out the problem with the little you've been taught, and the teacher sees who can figure it out on their own. We were assigned 15, 16, and 17. I was done in 15 minutes. Everyone else was still on number 15, so I started working on college applications when my teacher walked over, ready to explain everything in English to me (since obviously I hadn't understood instead of finishing). I explained that I had finished and he just kind of looked at me. “Then do 18,” he said and turned to another student. At the end of the class he started to give them a hard time about the fact that I had finished my math and none of them had. Their first excuse was that I had already learned the math. My teacher asked me, and I said I hadn't. Then they said that I was actually really good at math in the USA, and that was why I could do math so well. I started to protest, but the looks I got around the room made me change my mind. I am now a supposed math genius. I don't know how well that will go when I can't understand math again, or when I fail the tests.... lol.


  1. You can run but you can't hide. Now they know the truth.

  2. haha thanks, but I think I might be in over my head this time :P