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liuqingivy said: My boyfriend is crazy for math and your posts remind me of his smiling(when he solved a problem) ：）
That’s great!! My boyfriend just went with me to the MoMath in NYC just to watch me nerd out over all of the exhibits :)
You guys rock!!!
gotocollegebutnevergrowup said: Also as far as the undergrad math programs, I'm looking within the US, particularly on the east coast but I'm willing to explore different options!
gotocollegebutnevergrowup said: What's it like to major in math? Like are the courses comparable to the ideas in any high school level courses? I'm considering majoring in math, but I want to know a little more about what it's like to major in it first.
It really depends on your program. Mine focused mainly on theoretical math and I had some applied math classes. It my experience it was taking everything you’ve learned to much further levels and then exploring why everything works the way it does. Majoring in math can be frustrating at times, but it was the most rewarding and satisfying major I could have chosen. My suggestion is to make friends with the other people in your major. Doing homework and studying together can be a lot of fun and can help you to fill in comprehension gaps by talking about the material.
Any other thoughts followers?
amidstthetrees said: Re: undergrad schools. If they're looking in Canada, all the big schools are valid choices, but especially Waterloo (Faculty of Comp Sci and Math = 25% of the school, with over 20,000 students in the entire uni). If someone's looking for a more undergrad-focused uni instead of a big-name, post-grad one, UNBC, Mount Allison, and Acadia are the top three small schools in the country for sciences (and in general).
mathhombre said: Re: strong undergrad program. Where you would expect, traditionally. But I think you should also check out schools with strong research for undergraduate programs - they're actually committed to undergrads instead of just grad stus. Plus liberal arts schools, Williams, Harvey Mudd. And I'll plug my own GVSU.
Great suggestions!! I went to a small liberal arts school and loved it because I got to have such strong relationships with my professors, never underestimate the tiny schools!!
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