I was born and raised in New York City, where it’s common for students to take math classes at a neighborhood high school.
While I have a hard time admitting this, my math teacher, whose name I’ll refer to as Mr. C, and my math classmates are all men.
And it’s not just because they are men.
I grew up in a home where I was the only female in the entire class.
I was also the only person in the class who spoke English as a second language.
I remember the first time I asked Mr. D if he thought I should be an engineer or a scientist.
I said yes, but he insisted that I should at least try.
I still think about it, though.
In the late 1980s, the then-governor of New York, Mario Cuomo, passed a law that made it a crime to be gay, bisexual, or transgender in the state of New New York.
The law was later repealed, but it still remains a part of our national fabric.
In other words, when it comes to math, there are still a lot of men who feel like they can’t even get a basic, fair-minded answer because they’re too scared to speak out.
The only way I can really describe it is that the boys I grew the most up with are the ones who are afraid of saying anything.
I would argue that boys are the only boys who have never been told that they can be math nerds.
So if you are a boy in a math class, you’re probably thinking that this is how you’re supposed to be, but I’m not here to tell you otherwise.
I’m here to show you that you can still be a math nerd, and that math is not the end-all-be-all of the arts.
In this article, I want to take a step back and tell you that math doesn’t have to be scary or scary-sounding to be an important part of your life.
It’s not always the most important thing in the world.
You can be a good-hearted kid, a smart-minded kid, or even a hard-working kid.
And just as importantly, math can be fun.
If you want to get good grades, you have to learn how to count.
If math is your favorite subject, there is no excuse not to do it.
If your friend or family member has a question about math, the best thing to do is ask it.
But you have the option to be a confident, thoughtful kid, too.
If I’m at a math club and someone tells me that I’m “not really good at math,” it’s a great feeling to hear someone say that, especially when they know I’m the best.
But when I hear someone call me a math “nerd,” I just shake my head.
I want my kids to be able to see that math isn’t the only important thing, and I want them to know that you are welcome to be as geeky and nerdy as you want.
If all of this is scary to you, then I’m glad you’re reading this article.
But if you’re not, there’s one thing you can do: stop doing math with your dad.
It won’t change anything.
Math isn’t always scary, but that doesn’t mean that it’s never fun.
It can be, and it can be something you absolutely need.
Math doesn’t always have to mean math that is fun, but when it does, it can change your life for the better.
Math is about learning.
Math can be challenging, but learning math is about making the most of your time.
There are so many great ways to get to know a new subject.
If learning is the number one goal of your math education, then math is a perfect place to start.
But that doesn:t mean that you need to start doing math just to feel confident.
If anything, I’m hoping that you’ll take a moment to remember that you don’t have the power to change the way you think about math.
If that’s you, I can’t wait to hear from you!