Aren't Angels and Angles the same thing??? LOL!
Why didn't I pay more attention in Geometry class in High School??
1. I didn't know I'd need it 45 years later
2. I did pay attention and made an "A" but learning for a test and learning how to use it are
two different things.
My friend Mary told me her son who is in 11th grade, was told by his Math teacher to "show his work" when answering a Math problem.
I've spent the morning trying to draft a hexagon pattern myself with a star in the center. I saw one made, and the pattern was free, but I had to sign up for some daily feed to receive it. I am at my limit of daily notices online so that wasn't happening. I just want to do an interesting EPP ( hand piecing) pattern while watching TV in the evenings.
Snap! I'll draft one myself!
Which brings me to Geometry class, the trauma of angles, and "show your work"
Thing is... I often work on whim and intuition. I am not the "show your work" kind of gal. When I develop a technique that could be taught in a class, my process is
Figure out what I want to do
Figure out how to do that
Then go back and figure out the steps and measurements to create a pattern.
Sometimes I don't want to show the work, I just want to make it. Sometimes I'd like to know how I made it so I could make it again, or show others who will ask how to do it too. Sometimes I don't want others to do it too.
In this circumstance I am starting from an image someone else figured out and still making it hard on myself!
I have spent the morning exercising my brain cells, brushing the dust off the synapses, by "re-inventing the wheel"
I could involve my engineering husband (AKA Mr. Math) or just join yet another daily feed from which I can't extricate myself.
Or I can accept myself the way I am.
Do you take the easier way out or figure things like this out yourself?