November 6, 2011

Sharing Memories (Week 45): Favorite Subject in School

It's Week 45 of our Sharing Memories - A Genealogy Journey Please join us each Sunday as we share our memories of childhood. Your descendants will be thankful that you did! Share a memory here as a comment, or on your own blog, or in a private journal, but write! Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren.

My favourite subject in school was Math. I know. I'm a geek, a weirdo! But I loved Math, probably because it came pretty easy to me. My father was a whiz at math so I think it's genetics I have to thank.

In High School I took all 3 maths (they were separate subjects back then): Trigonometry, Algebra and Geometry. It was quite a shock to discover that Trigonometry had me stumped at first! I was so confused, didn't understand it at all. But my teacher, bless her heart, worked with me every day after school. I still remember the "light bulb" moment!

Once the light bulb went off and I had my "aha!" moment, I was good to go. In Grade 13, I ended up getting my 3 highest marks in those 3 maths - with Trigonometry as number one!

My kids are whizzes at math so it must be something to do with genetics and how your brain is wired.

I loved High School so had lots of subjects I liked but math was always my favourite.  I think Music might have been a close second. I know, you thought I'd say History. I love and have always loved History but I didn't like how it was taught in school.

What to me was a deeply fascinating subject became quite boring in school!I did like doing the History projects though, because then I could let my imagination go and do research on my own.

Sorry to everyone who hates Math but I loved it! What was your favourite subject? I bet your kids and grandkids have no idea what you loved or hated in school. Now's the chance to tell them!

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I, too, loved math. Although when I went to college I thought I might major in Physics or Chemistry, I ended up majoring in Math because I enjoyed it.