Learning a new skill, acquiring and applying new knowledge is always a challenge. Learning doesn’t just happen; it takes thought and planning. Usually we bring our past experiences and feelings with us. Sometimes they make learning easier; many times, they don’t.
Our primary goal in this class is to learn the concepts related to static structures, to calculate forces and to select structural members. Unlike most of our courses in architectural technology, 2480 requires the use and application of mathematics to structures. The secondary goal is to examine how to accomplish the first goal. What strategies can be used to learn and apply new knowledge? How can your learning be maximized?
In this first entry, describe your feelings and experiences with math. Have you been successful or not in math courses? What techniques worked or not for you? How will this affect your involvement in 2480?
We can all get to the other side of the river – each in their own way!