I know I post a lot of stuff (sorry). I have an obsession to write...
Anyway, I started with patterns in education:
And now I start with understanding reasoning (induction, deduction and abduction ) and its relationship to mathematics and our movements in daily life. I write this yesterday night thinking of my friend, who always tells me he isn't good in maths. So i post here..my letter to him
I remember how you told me ages ago that you went for an IQ test and scored 78 (hope my memory is not faulty here) on some scale. You also told me that you are not good in mathematics.
However, you ?unconsciously? had built different types of logical ?cause and effects? in your mind, that not most people notice of these ?cause and effects?. I thought a lot about it, how does your mind really reason? You seem to learn well in given ?contexts?. Perhaps the only reason you ?think? you are not good in mathematics, because it is normally not given in ?any? context. It is of metalevel of metalevel of thoughts. However, you can readily ?abstract
metalevel of thoughts via observations of the ?patterns? ;cause and effects of life. This is rather interesting, so I think you are not correct to say that you are not good in mathematics, you can be good in it, you just have not explore this other type of learning ..
What I mean by you are good at deriving ?logical rules? of cause and effect is consider a few statements you have made in the past (of course forgive for slight errors in re-quoting them!).
1.Normally the smart ones are good in bed ( If A then B)
2.We work so hard and make a lot of money, then get heart attack and then die at a young age and for what? (If C then D -->..)
3.It shows that you trust me! (If G then H)
4.It's because you are always in control, so you want to lose control sometimes ( If I then J then not J iff Y)
5.Yeah it makes the seat more comfortable ( this conversation took place at the chinese restaurant when I made remark about the new BMW AI system) (C then D. E is D.)
6.But sometimes women want to be treated like a sex object ( If precondition W is fulfilled then E is true)
How interesting is that you are ?building? a lot of hypothesis rules in your mind, from the ?context/situations? you have experienced and coupled them to your ?observations? of what those situations/context had ?effect? you internally (emotionally and mentally) and then you had carefully ?generalize? them by ?internally? manipulating the average number of occurrences. Notice how you say ?normally..but sometimes...) which suggests that based on your multiplication of experience, you had made an average manipulation of the numbers without realizing that you had mathematically manipulated these abstract figures in your mind. In fact, most of them time, either you have performed ?abduction?; reasoning by building your own rules and looking for samples of life to fit your built rules or; ?deduction?; observing the chaining of rules from A, B to C and then making a conclusion from these chains of cause and effects:
Let me further my point and give one more argument. Notice how organized your apartment is and your work place (I assume that it is always highly organized at all times). Notice, how you cluster ?spices? together at one corner on the right side next to the stove (if this box of spices had not been removed since my last visit). Notice, how you ?segmented? the food in your refrigerator. Notice also that in your bathroom, your perfumes are also stacked on the right hand side of the bathroom. Notice all sameness to how you have organized your belongings. These are all ?effects? of the dynamism of your ?reasoning? that had transcended into ?artifacts? of how you have organized your life and behavior that others can see. It is interesting to also note, that the music of your choice, the movie of your choice, the clothes of your choice, perfume, shoes, food, decorations, words and opinions can show the influence of your past,background, environments and your genetic brain mechanism underlying that manipulates what these types of different factors had created your thinking, your behavior and your reasoning. This might be the reason why genetic mechanism contributes at least 5 % of our fundamental way of reasoning, some people's brain are wired to reason more deductively, some are not, but it does not in any relation mean that the person is incapable of doing some task, just that they have not the average brain path that others have at doing that particular task.
As a conclusion, mathematics ability is INHERIT in every human, it is the driving force of living and thinking and doings things in life. Mathematics is evident in everything that we do, only that we do not fully realize that mathematics come in different ?logical types? and some logical types are not readily obvious."