Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Algebra Headache

I am helping my daughter with algebra this summer.

As a result, I have discovered that there is such a thing as an algebra headache.

It starts with a feeling that the brain is being overworked. Then concepts start to get a little foggy. The forehead starts to feel kind of full. Then there is a mild feeling of panic that seems to ascend from somewhere around the base of the skull. I know it's an emotion but it seems to accompany this physical sensation. Then you are distracted from the topic the grey matter is working on because the entire head starts to feel pressured.

Then... the actual ache starts. It's time for caffeine and motrin, and maybe even a little break. A funny or lighthearted activity is recommended.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is also such a thing as a calculus headache, which produces nearly identical symptoms! :)
<3 Kelsey

Mimi said...

I suffer from general math headaches too. Thankfully, my husband is as good at math as I am at English and History.

Hugs.

Suzanne said...

Oh..Algebra! Need say nothing more! ;) Its one thing for me to get it..or at least enough of it to do okay..however, trying to teach Algebra..help someone else with it..argh! I did good to "get it" myself and barely that. Just not my best subject, but one thing about it..it was always so fun when you got it...

Rosemary Bogdan said...

Kelsey, what do you know!
Mimi :-)
Suzanne, I know. It is fun when you get it.