I'm just going to need to vent here for a second if that's okay with you guys.
At our school, there's two different tracks for Math majors. There's a Math Education Track (which I'm on) and there's an Applied Math Track. BOTH of these tracks will graduated with MATH degrees. But the Math Ed track will also be certified to teach, due to some education classes we take.
The difference in the tracks is that there's three classes the Applieds have to take that we don't. THREE. Other than that, we take the same required classes. Now, there are classes that the Applieds have to take as electives that we don't because that's where our education classes fit into our schedules.
With that being said, I about hit my limit today with those darn Applied majors. For real. They had a test today in one of the classes I don't have to take. But for weeks, all we've heard about is this class. Yes, I get that it may be a hard class, but my life doesn't revolve around it the way yours seems to. And so today, I almost went a little crazy on some folks.
And, I don't mind people venting about a class from time to time. We all do it. But when you do it in a way that puts me down for not taking this class, that's when we're not okay. These peers of mine always talk about this class like it makes them smarter than the education majors. (And I'm not the only educ major who has noticed this.)
Let's use this conversation from class today as Exhibit A: (AM= applied major; EM= education major)
1st AM: Do y'all (referring to educ majors) have to take this class?
1st AM: I knew I should've been an education major...
2nd AM: No you shouldn't have. You know you wouldn't have been happy if you were.
1st AM: Yeah, you're right.
Excuse me, but RUDE. If it weren't for education majors, YOU WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO DO MATH!!!
Like, really, you are no smarter than me just because you're an applied math major.
**there is one exception to the applied majors, and this exception is really super sweet and so willing to help you with anything, and never brags about the classes he's taking.
Sorry for this rant-y post. I just needed to unload. And since I know nobody from school really reads my blog, this was the safest outlet for me to get it all out.
And I'm sorry there's no picture, LB. But there we no pictures accurate enough to convey my emotions over this issue.