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### Course: College Algebra > Unit 8

Lesson 3: Reducing rational expressions to lowest terms# Creativity break: When did you first realize that you liked algebra

Experts share when they first realized that they liked algebra and mathematics. Created by Khan Academy.

## Want to join the conversation?

- Wait what if i dont like algebra(7 votes)
- You develop Stockholm syndrome eventually, lol(44 votes)

- Khan Academy: Creativity break: When did you first realize that you liked algebra?

Me: NEVER!!

They were told to say that or maybe not(20 votes) - Anyone here taking algebra 1 in 7th grade?(9 votes)
- I like math when my brain and the results both agree!(15 votes)
- XD, Thats the best math!(4 votes)

- Being 100% honest I enjoyed math when it was simple math, like addition, subtration, multiplication and even division. I stopped liking math once I hit Algebra(12 votes)
- I bet this video has like 50 views even while being on Khan Academy. Literally no one has watched it lol.(8 votes)
- Sorry, but you are a little off, the YouTube video posted by Khan academy has around 1.8 thousand views on YouTube.(4 votes)

- im at home doing this i really like this app i domated 10 dollars from my dad thank you for making this app.Big Thanks to my teachers.(5 votes)
- Lol, you donated your
**Dad's**money...well at least it's going to a worthy cause!(3 votes)

- is it just me or or what? I feel like at the beginning of learning math it's all nice and easy until they crank the difficulty up to 100% faster than when Thanos can snap the infinity gauntlet....(6 votes)
- I hated pre-algebra at frst but as I progressed through I started to like it more and more. I can't wait to take algebra in 8th grade next year!(6 votes)
- lol taking this as a 30 year old sales manager well into his career. always hated math in school but it was because I had no use for it and it was forced on me. Now as an adult I have an interest in learning AI engineering and need to build my math skills up to take calculus.(5 votes)

## Video transcript

(whimsical electronic music) (clicking) - One day, my family
was building this fence around my chicken coop. 'Cause there were problems with raccoons. And we wanted to make sure
that the perimeter of the fence was twice the the length of the width. And I remember thinking, "This is exactly like my algebra class. "I'm actually doing
things that are useful." Algebra wasn't just something
that you do on paper, it was actually protecting
the lives of my chickens. So I felt like that was a moment for me where math is useful to the world, and we're solving real problems with it, and it's really powerful. - So I realized that
I first liked algebra, and just math in general,
my first year in college, I was a little bit of a late bloomer in realizing the importance of math. I was taking an early statistics course for my psychology degree. And I really began to understand how the concepts that I were learning could help me understand
the world around me better in a more concrete, fluid, and rich way. And so being able to make that connection from these things that I'm
learning in the classroom out into the real world, so that I can under understand
different phenomenon, I can understand how various
things in our culture work and progress, really helped me and made me feel like I
had a deeper understanding for the importance of math and algebra. And from that point I've
really been in love.