# Math isn't hard, it's a language | Randy Palisoc | TEDxManhattanBeach

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**Опубликовано: 6 дек 2014**- This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Is 26% proficiency in math acceptable to you? That's the question teacher and Synergy Academies Founder Dr. Randy Palisoc asks the TEDxManhattanBeach audience. With only 26% of U.S. twelfth graders proficient in mathematics, Randy shares his solution: teach math as a language. Putting words back into math lessons enables even the youngest school-age minds to grasp complex concepts, such as fractions, that are traditionally thought of as abstract and difficult to understand. In his stunningly simple and effective approach, math no longer creates problems for kids but solves them.

Randy Palisoc is a passionate educator, known for making math easy. A founder of the five-time national award winning Synergy Academies, Randy is proud to identify Synergy as an “in spite of” school. In spite of the fact that its students were disadvantaged and in spite of the fact that it did not have its own facility and had to pack up its classrooms every single week, his school was the first and only elementary school in South Los Angeles to ever win the National Blue Ribbon Award, and was named the #1 Urban Elementary School in America in 2013.

Seeking a broader impact, Randy left Synergy this year to start Ironbox Education. One of the ways he believes we can dramatically improve America’s schools is by doing a better job teaching math to our students in a way that makes sense to them. Randy believes implementing a few changes in the way we approach math will give students the confidence and thinking skills to be more competitive in a global economy.

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al ex2 часа назадbut sum languages are hard tho

Krishanu ChatterjeeДень назадIndian childrens has more fun while learning mathematics, because we have sorosh sutro ar troyodosh upo sutro. 😛😛

Theo Pot3 дня назадmaths are simple, as long letters are not get invloved ...then it gets messy and the pain starts

DEE cr5 дней назадOmfg 7:12 the thing he explaing about 7x3 i figured it out in the 4 grade.

But i called it as.

"Multiplication makes addition easier"

Which is so true....

DEE cr5 дней назадOmg The the definition of Maths as a language is so perfect actually i came up with it like few months back i am really proud of myself that i am on the right track.

strraki piki5 дней назадThis is Sids from"ice age" lost adopted asian brother

Dreaming Warlord8 дней назадMath...

The only place that an athletic can run 200 meters in 4 seconds.

*Based on a true story*

Medea Bogveradze12 дней назадI hate math anyway

All Mango12 дней назадIdgaf screw math!! 😫

René Henriksen12 дней назадThe problem with math is that it´s taught in an unemotional way soulless way. It becomes uninspiring because you as a student feel that it doesn´t speak to your heart and makes you rock and feel alive. If math was like true deepfelt love to a person people would definetely see it differently. We must admit that humans generally are more hot emotionalists than cold rationalists.

Ivan Buljan Van Boelken14 дней назадMath, a human language? What a load of old cobblers.

Spital Helles15 дней назадMath = language does not imply that difficulty(math) = easy, because e.g. difficulty(mandarin) = hard

Astad Fortnite20 дней назад^{+2}Maths means

M ental

A buse

T o

H uman

S ouls

SagittariusBoomBamPOW SheDidThat23 дня назад❤️❤️💔+❤️❤️💔

Luke Alley23 дня назадAsk the five year old to simplify a complex rational expression for me.

Atenção a todos Estúpidos24 дня назадI'm so sorry but I just can't

Spicy Doge29 дней назадMath is a language and I'm Christopher Columbus.

Artsy Stuff29 дней назадA language huh...

Person :

599×log(552×√(6,222×cbrt(22×atanh(245!×55×2^(855,658×cbrt(π×π×π×255×(555)+156,374?

Me:uhmm... 2+4?....

kenchuvich Morcozo29 дней назадMath is a language. Calculus is profanity. It is!

jaymorpheus11Месяц назад2 words - common core

Harikrishnan SМесяц назад^{+5}I have a maths test tomorrow.

I watched over 7 maths videos

Now going to sleep.

Arooj SyedaМесяц назадHahahha

Roshan GeorgeМесяц назадMaths IS A Language But It's A Savage

Strife72Месяц назад^{+3}A lot of math I feel is understanding what the question is asking and knowing the proper steps without forgetting any step to arrive at a correct answer.

Math at higher levels becomes very convoluted and becomes more work and more trial and error. It becomes essential to have the correct answer on hand otherwise you have no idea if you are doing it correctly.

joda kМесяц назад^{+1}this is only calculating. this is not the problem most people have with math.

ado sarМесяц назадwe cant apples and pencils but we can add blue and red penciles. Why ? i know we cant add apples and penciles but doesnt the color change the "essence" of the pencil ? (i know color isnt a real thing i just treated as a charachteristic)

Wayne RileyМесяц назадI’m sorry but he took a very simplistic approach. It’s like teaching someone Spanish and only using words that have a common root and then saying we learned Spanish.

Wayne RileyМесяц назадI’m sorry to be picky, but fractions aren’t used in calculus, ratios are. But I agree with the subject concept

jun jieМесяц назадlogical language and logical expression is very important

sam johnМесяц назадMath is not much as tuff you think you don't want study math you want to make math

The Magic AceМесяц назадThis is awesome

Saiyan HatakeМесяц назад5:50 this is not understanding maths it's just pattern recognition and memorising stuff

It could be a good approach initially but maths should be understood.

ChorgamingYTМесяц назадNow pen pineapple apple pen makes sense

Why-not-DIYМесяц назадUhmm, I WONDER why that lady at 0:39 think we shouldn't be better at math???...COMMUNIST!!!

Finfun FanМесяц назад^{+1}Then Why is 1/3+1/3+1/3=1 and 0.33..+0.33..+0.33..=0.99..

Because 1/3=0.33.

Fermion Physics26 дней назадFinfun Fan 0.33 times 3 is 1. The reason you get 0.99 is because you can’t add all the digits, as 0.33 goes on forever

William John2 месяца назадChinese students study calculus at the age of x

Phy Phu2 месяца назад^{+1}2019 anything else?

Kyle Johnson2 месяца назадWhen I first took physics, I couldn't, for the life of me, understand why physics wasnt taught until the end of highscool. Now, as an EE, it makes even less sense. Why not give kids a REASON to do algebra while learning algebra?

layla rose2 месяца назадIf I'm honest, math's is clapped. Don't get me wrong, it can be important-at times. Everything is already planned and rules are set for nearly everything, if math's isn't your topic then you probably have experienced lots of errors- causing you to be ashamed of your mistakes. Overcoming this category, we realize, the world does, *_infact_* , ivolve around us and if we're not aware of that then we're going to fail the easiest sums. English takes over most of maths (in some parts). Don't get what I mean? Then how are you supposed to answer an word problem when you don't know which words to look at? How are you supposed to understand how to *_explain_* something (in written form) without knowing what key words to use? How are you supposed to achieve something when you don't know what your achieving? Many things take over maths and, coming from an family who's more into maths and science then any other subject, is kind of annoying. My dad always talks about how you use maths nearly everyday of your life but you use words not *nearly* everyday but, legit, everyday.

(sorry for any mistakes xD)

Lolly Joonie2 месяца назад^{+1}math is easy peasy

Will Day2 месяца назадmaths is solely responsible for global warming

Biggi Agey2 месяца назадIs 18,900$ right ?

katsuki doito2 месяца назадI dont know this language

Aashish Kandel2 месяца назад^{+1}I hate calculus..how this calculus is used in real life..??😧

Gio G27 дней назад^{+1}it is about your job academically in the future, you need calculus to solve amazing problems such as those in stem fields

Gio G27 дней назадits not about "Real life"

Kim Taehyung2 месяца назадThis was beautiful

Fernando Sales2 месяца назадI'll explain math is not so hard:

one third plus two third is tree Thirds.

and the talk ends

But if a skeptic kid ask why not "one third plus two thirs ARE three thirds?". Probably this guy couldnt answer

BeastGaming Yt2 месяца назадAny 1 just watching this cause they have a test. no just me ok

Jay Ti2 месяца назадI love this video

Fistro Man2 месяца назадI haven't see your video but I am saying this about 20 years!! Oh man... another person saying the same :D... There is a "mathematic reallity", but math is the language we use to talk about what we see in it. BUT, someone can talk another language...

xRepulse2 месяца назадi thought languages are hard?

Le Magicien2 месяца назадIt's a hard language

Tahsan Fahmid Tasvi2 месяца назадHa ha ... Math is like water to me

Chicken Lurkin' Yung Chihuahua2 месяца назадI've left school quite some time ago but I've grown to realize that I don't actually hate math. It's just that my teachers were the ones who demoralized me into liking it.

Narguin Lee2 месяца назадWhen you speak 4 languages at home, but still don't want to learn the "language" of math.

Mey Meu2 месяца назадI wish I was good at math. How can I learn math if when I heard the word “Math“ is always getting me bored .Physic and chemical too.But my advantage is I love to learn languages but my mum always tell me that you should be good at math ,Physic and chemical because when you grow up you will have good job.What can I do now???

Ing Ly2 месяца назадWell gladly my teacher is old(57). so he know alot of tricks for examples what is x+3x but he ask what is a $+3$ so we aswer that easily and one more trick is 3x7=21 that one I knew since grade 2 because back that I was a good student and I'm very curious too. so I tried many many ways and times just to find the same answer but different ways. but now im still curious but not that much of a good student.😎

Melissa Jawla2 месяца назадI love this man

Enerel Amgalan2 месяца назадA China language.

ceicli2 месяца назадMy problems with math started when we left the fruits. :( This way would have worked because I've always been better at language.

Matt Cerone2 месяца назадAnybody expecting a better response from the aunt once the kid answered the question correctly?.. lame.. haha

Zynex2 месяца назадMATH

MENTAL

ABUSE

TO

HUMANS

AwestruckGaming2 месяца назадYeh maths is a language but languages are hard.

Legendary Cocktus [WR]2 месяца назадI'm just got 15 out of 100. 😒

Prince Bansal2 месяца назад^{+3}Yes maths isn't hard but if you are studying in deep then it requires lots of time, Patience and practice.📚📚📝

Tábata Gouvea2 месяца назадI loved 👏👏💕

andriotik0072 месяца назадThats not math, thats only sum and difference. I think u still cannot explain geometry, equations and logarithms.

Roxiets Multimedia2 месяца назадWell thank god I’m proud to say I’m in the 26% that understands math :)

Гийена-Барре3 месяца назад^{+3}Нам на руку, у русских есть замечательная возможность получить хорошие места в Америке, ведь большинство русских технари.

Space Mapper3 месяца назад^{+21}People say Chinese is the hardest language

*No - Maths is the hardest language*

Shiny011626 дней назадI’m Chinese, I lived in China until i was 9 then i moved to USA. I wasn’t good at math when i was in China. I was like a B/C student. After I came to the US I became the best math student in my classes. Partly because the math curriculum here in the US is way behind compared to China. Couple things that really helped me was 1. The little slogan we have in China for the multiplication table. I still remember it in Chinese. Now I don’t need to tap the song out when I multiply just that it is so deeply ingrained in my head that makes me multiply fast. If it’s big numbers, I can still use the song to multiply on paper. Second thing for me is that I noticed whenever I do math, when I see numbers, I read the numbers in my head in mandarin and I apply math rules I learned in English. I don’t know what’s about reading numbers in a math problem or phone number or memorizing some serial number or entering numbers into Excel to calculate etc. I read them in mandarin really helps me. I don’t like to do these things using English, it’s not as efficient for me and it confuses me. But I understand and comprehend way better reading math problems, listening to lectures, learning math in general with English than I do with Chinese. Maybe becuz I been learning academically with English for half of my life and this language have shaped my mind already. Say if the same exact math problem is written in Chinese and in English, even if I know how to do the math part, but reading the problem itself I will understand a lot better in English, the Chinese version even though I can read Chinese, my brain wont necessarily be able comprehend them

Katydid WHAT!?2 месяца назад^{+1}What's interesting is that I'm seeing some videos and comments saying that the nature of the Chinese language makes it easier for Chinese speakers to understand math.

Zoroldo YT3 месяца назадwhat about more advanced topics?

Say,Integration?

Differentiation?

Inverse functions?

Inverse trigonometry?

Shashwat Sapkota3 месяца назадHow can you apply this in trigonometry? 😂😂

s3 месяца назад^{+2}❤❤❤love math

Life Of Memz3 месяца назадSmart way to teach little kids!

A Few Sandjawas3 месяца назадWhere is sheldon when you need him?

Summer K3 месяца назадIf I could love this video rather than like it I would.

Sikandar Shahid3 месяца назадMath... Mental abuse to human... I heard😅😅😅😁😁

Fat Webb3 месяца назадOne day in high school My teacher told us, and I quote, “ it gets harder and harder

Fat Webb3 месяца назадI like learning it

But I hate being graded on it though

Amelie Todd3 месяца назадThis genuinely shook me.....

Gamania GV3 месяца назадBut why dotn we only learn the useful part of maths instead of the ACTUALY NONSENSE WE WILL ACTUALLY NEVER USE

Gamania GV3 месяца назадI surely didnt coem to this video because i was making math questions and i was raging why math exists and why we ahve to learn it

mostkedim3 месяца назадmath is fake for example 1 apple+1 apple = 2 apples but every apple looks different, different size and taste in modern physics and quantum physics 1 never equal to 1 so our math is basic and false it will change in close century

Keen Tan3 месяца назадGreat speech.

sjj hh3 месяца назадSorry for my bad Mathigst

Venus Galaxy3 месяца назад^{+1}Sadece ABD değil bütün dünya öğrensin.

Mango Kyaw3 месяца назад“It’s a language” well... I don’t understand that language

Angus Van Halen3 месяца назадMath is a language and 75% of the time I don't know what she is saying, the other 35% I'm ok with

softwhere303 месяца назадUnderstanding math as a language is a process, you have to understand the fundamentals to fully understand a higher form of math. You can't understand calculus entirely unless you understand algebra, likewise you can't understand algebra if you don't understand arithmetic operations, likewise you can't understand arithmetic operations unless you understand numbers and symbols used to represent operations. Oftentimes I also think the problem students have when they learn math comes from the language used to teach them so I agree with Dr. Palisoc. You use language to communicate your intended message and if you don't deliver your message in a manner your audience can somehow relate to the world he/she understands then they won't be able to make sense of what you're saying. Admittedly the closer you get to the theoretical side of mathematics, the harder it will be to relate to the world you understand and thus the language will become more and more abstract but I imagine this is the only way to further our understanding of math we do not yet know.

Thegamingcactus3 месяца назад^{+1}Who thinks math is hard it is easy

softwhere303 месяца назадIt's easy if you can see patterns in mathematical operations, things makes sense when you can see how you would use these ideas to solve problems. Understanding math begins with understanding why 2+2 = 4.

GHUMAN THE BAND3 месяца назадI have a math exam next month and this is the third time I'm repeating and I'm so anxious about it

danvin dsouza3 месяца назадWhat about 3 third + 3 third is it 6 third ? 🤯😂

Sevde Nur Bal3 месяца назадHarika👏

ayam ikan3 месяца назадCool story,, but his boring

Sarah Alarrgi3 месяца назадVery nice!

Taner Kse3 месяца назадÖğretmen yok öğrenci yok

Öğretmen var öğrenci var

f(-x)=-f(x)

f(x)=f(x)

余孫生3 месяца назадHow to apply this to differential geometry?

Mahmoud A3 месяца назадwhy math is very complex for me ?!

Saimah RamenArt3 месяца назадHe’s such a precious human. 😭

Fred Rijos3 месяца назадSays the Asian guy.

Esma BAYRAM3 месяца назадSüper ötesi matematiğe büyük bir hayranlığım var ama eksikliklerim çok umarım ben de bir gün matematiğin diline vakıf olurum. Thenk you Randy Palisoc.

dũng nguyễn3 месяца назадOk then

a^4+a^2+1. Solve it