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Unformatted text preview: are better than others because of their knowledge of math are. Sometimes when they act as if they are better than others they are just protecting themselves from the hurt they feel their peers can bring. Being good at math opens many doors in science and math, these jobs pay very well since not all people are good at math or science. In addition, it allows them to interact with people who are on their own mental level. Yes, pressures exist to do well. You can see that in Little man Tate when kid x gets upset when Tate accidentally solves the problem before him. All that they have is math and in social situations, they feel the need to be the best just like a sports player or a musician. All in all being smart at any subject and inhibit the social aspects you need to succeed in life. Math is just one of many and one that is not fully understood by most people....
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course ENGL 1B taught by Professor Wilson during the Spring '07 term at Evergreen.
- Spring '07