To shine out like shook foil...

--Gerard Manley Hopkins

‘You’ll see Power Numbers

(not dead people)

When you find a number at the end of each numerical sentence you create, each action you march in, or each plan you unfold.

In accomplishments you will see some sum (math) that is heavier in honor or gain than the individual parts that went into it. I.e. two minutes worth of shaving (math) may get your two more sales than usual.

The more math that goes into the making of a goal, translates into more treasured experiences at the end of that numerical sentence. Putting seeds into sod is quite effortless, but the tree that grows and results from the little plan, and the cherishing of that growing plan, yields over time a heavier valuable sum.

You will get a life

Instead of it taking years to get your GED you’ll be able to do it in two months. For when you get game, complexity, angles—you get a life.

You will find less and less ‘starting over’ periods in your living space: you’ll enjoy the goal and the Hunt you’re on.

Instead of taking so long to find happiness you’ll see the happiness in others and will recognize where it already resides in you, --in your hobbies, or your gifts of kindnesses.

When math is part of your solution

In real, life equations, questions and answers are equally essential, for both are major parts of the numerical sentences we form. One cannot sensibly ask a question without using answers in part to form the question. The more things you know, the more answers you will have and therefore the more questions you can think up.

In seeking a solution to just about anything in our daily lives you will find math involved in that need. Else why do we keep saying when we get ready to tackle a problem or a person: ‘think of a angle we can come at that with,’ or ‘try hitting the big running back a little lower on the angle; he might go down a little quicker.’

You will be excited—all the time!

When math is part of the life, life is exciting: you’ll want more of nature, water boarding (at the beach), biology. There may not be a whole lot of new, but, there still excitement will come because you know that you will eventually find that something new which is inside the old things (that includes parents); and that’s what will always excite you: really knowing this proof that you really don’t know –everything.

When math is part of the sentence

We make numerical sentences all the time This is because we want to know something, or we want to know how something can be improved, solved, obtained or enjoyed—by expressing it.

As we mature we find our numerical sentences getting more complex, longer, more colorful…just like when we were learning sports we noticed how over time we ‘got more game’.

And when we make numerical sentences, and pretty much any sentence, we are making an equation. Here is the thing I enjoy most about making math easy to teach—this one fact: almost every verb is a math term. The more verbs that are crafted into a story, the more complex it becomes and the more involved the human reader will be.

So, you’re telling some people what you have been up to in school and your exciteful flow of words starts using all those verbs you have been storing up and your flame is now on and they get to see your burning.

Each verb leads you to yet another exciting place in the story. Just as, in the first grade numerical sentence, the plus term in 2 + 2 leads us thru the two 2’s toward the sum. Only now in your story it escalates something like this: 2+2 is then divided by 3 and then later in an upstairs room scuffling noises are heard as the products and dividends of that are multiplied two or three more times, and finally, the quotient and all is thrown out of a squared window, downward. Now that’s accelerating, no?—or exhilarating. The story escalates in power because of the sentences going from one verb to another through a noun to another numerical term and so on. Math is verily easy and truly fun to teach.

The more verbs you know, the less potato eyes you grow while sitting on the couch all day. These more-verbs inside you just want to be used and are bouncing around inside your skin asking to be let free today, or tomorrow at the least. They are saying, ‘come on, now, let’s go do some math.’ Well, maybe not yet, but when math is very good you’ll know it because every verb will be seen as a math term: and will ultimately help you make more sense-tences.

Getting this reasoning right, also keeps it right. One almost never says: 4 equals 2+2. The math part always comes first in the English language; the success (4) comes second. And to be successful at the job, the laborious, thinking parts are done first. (There are many exceptions, which I always tell about me, however, but we can only use these backward sentences after one has obtained a respectable following. So I can say, “Sam I Am,” and always get a smile.)

When math is loved

When math is loved, your passions will have strength. When you’re happy this aura of strength will be going on and on around you. For me this is what I call ‘physics’. And this level of passion seems to correspond to the levels of your math within--your real math; not the school’s math, –your math, what you’re doing, creating, experimenting with—whether people are around or whether not. Your real math will become you. And the more you ‘like’ on Math, the more it will ‘like’ you back.

When you love math you’ll find yourself attacking your plan with a certain amount of cautious alertness, but you’re on the attack not running the other direction. And the attack is not a blinded one, because by pivoting this way or that, you’ll see more ‘what ifs’. Watching Karate in action is pleasing , but watchng yourself doing Mental Karate, smoothly pivoting and mathing your feet to be more angles to your opponent, is magnificent (if you just smiled, then you have done a very small karatic movement of math.)

Life will be good!

Getting the right reason is the challenge of day to day living, for what you get right today affects all your worlds of tomorrow.

The maths of the many, the few, in the one

And finally, it could be said--like the demons in biblical times who possessed the one man—that when life is explored and questioned (mathed), the wealth you gain might be illustrated in their phrase, “…for we are many.”

Addendum 2

You will know when your math is faulty

When people keep telling you that it doesn’t make any sense (math) what you’re doing; the way you’re doing it, then you can guess there is something faulty with your math.

If you’re habitually not following the rules, you are inevitably going to have problems with math.

Have you ever said, “I hate math”? And have you ever said it often? Chances are you have said that about your school (rules), house (rules), or the Ref’s call (rules).

If you find yourself not ‘liking’ (clicking or otherwise) the rules around you, then there is something faulty about your math; the way you’re doing it.

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