# PART 1: Maths

**Question 1: How did you learn math in school?**

**We had a pretty traditional approach in my school.** … We learned the basics like arithmetic, algebra, and geometry, and then gradually moved on to more complex topics.

**Question 2: What was your favorite subject in math?**

**Honestly, I wouldn’t say I have a favorite.** … I could **grasp** arithmetic concepts pretty well, but when we got into trigonometry… well, let’s just say it was a bit **out of my depth** (too difficult).

**Question 3: Do you think rote memorization is helpful in learning math?**

**It can be helpful… to a certain point.** … I remember **drilling myself** with formulas, especially in preparation for exams. However, I think true understanding comes from applying those formulas and seeing how they work in **real-world problems.**

**Question 4: How do you deal with challenging math problems?**

**It can be frustrating sometimes, that’s for sure!** … I usually try to **break down** the problem into smaller steps, and maybe even **refer to** my textbook or online resources for guidance.

**Question 5: Do you agree with the statement “Math is all about memorizing formulas”?**

**I actually disagree.** … While memorization can be helpful, it’s not **the whole picture**. Math is more about **understanding** the underlying concepts and **applying** them logically to solve problems. We might not always **see eye to eye** on this, but **that’s the beauty of learning**, right? We can learn from each other’s perspectives.

**Cụm hay:**

**pretty traditional approach**– cách tiếp cận khá truyền thống**Honestly**– Thật lòng mà nói**grasp (understand)**– nắm bắt**out of my depth (too difficult)**– vượt quá khả năng**rote memorization**– học thuộc lòng**drill myself (practicing intensively)**– luyện tập chăm chỉ**real-world problems**– các vấn đề thực tế**break down (simplify)**– chia nhỏ**refer to (look at)**– tham khảo**the whole picture**– bức tranh toàn cảnh**see eye to eye (completely agree) –**hoàn toàn đồng ý