Additionally I must do this SoCSing thing and I think more like ADD, not me, but plenty of people in my life, distracting themselves while I’m over here like “FOCUS!” but then in truth, I could afford to not focus quite so muchly and that is the way of brains. So go our differences.
Adding is better than subtracting, because borrowing. I cannot borrow in my head. It changes two numbers at once. Adding only adds more numbers when you carry. But in subtraction, it’s borrowing and carrying. I can’t keep track of errant numbers wanderin round my head, runnin into lists and data storage. I don’t have a number lasso for fuck’s sake. There’s no border collie in there, herding the numbers around. By the way, it’s called regrouping now, the borrowing and carrying.
Also, math comes with properties now. I’m not sure when math got properties, but sometime after I got a bachelor’s in Not-Math and before Moo got to 4th grade. Her brother and sisters already knew about the properties, but I had remained blissfully unaware. Maybe it’s always had properties and they were withheld from me. No idea.
Sometimes I argue about math with one of my teacher friends. She contends the new math is awesome and I’m like how can you grasp that mystical sudoku bullshit computation and yet you struggle with the right usage of ‘your?’ and that, too, is the way of brains.
I have now written a post about math and so it’s time for me to go away and question who I am and what it all means.