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I'm one of those people who was good at Geometry, but bad at Algebra. Eventually I caught up and was good at both. The question why did bother me for a long time, and it's good to see that I'm not alone. It seems to me that middle and high school algebra is mostly about memorization. Typical questions have only one solution. You have to remember how to ...


In short, algebra and geometry are different type of cognitive abilities. Geometry is more spatial and algebra more verbal-logic. Kestenbaum, C., Williams, T. D., Handbook of Clinical Assessment of Children and Adolescents, NYU Press, 1988.

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