I have promised myself to learn algebra during summer break. However, I did not practice or do further research on it. Last year, I said in my math round 5 post that “Other math teachers always tell their students that algebra always needs in life. ” Actually, my new math facilitator, Jeff said that we don’t need any algebra in our life. The only reason we need to study complicated algebra and complex calculus is we need it for continuing university and college. “Why do we need it in university?” as we keep asking, our facilitator said “To prove the university that we are able to do something complicated”. I think that some of the class may not be useful for us in the future. For an example, if you know that you are going to be an actor, algebra and STEM would don’t be helpful. For this round, we are fully into algebra. It’s hard to be in the class for the first couple of days, because we have new facilitator and the lesson is thorny. I did not know him that well before. As the days went by, I really like the way that he teaches. “Fun” and also productive at the same time. For algebra, the concept itself is easy to understand. However, when it comes to exercise, it always asks to do a mile further than the lesson. To get the answer right is easy, but to figure out strategies that can help to solve others similar exercises is hard. To understand what your facilitator said is easy, but to ask a good question is not. To explain it to yourself is easy. However it’s not easy to explain it to the others. To learn with a facilitator that you don’t know well is hard for the first couple days, but it’s not for the rest. Math is not complicated if we think that it’s not. The matter is not about the facilitator or the exercises. We need to practice and to be opened. Be ready for a university or college, practice your algebra now.