The reason math was not my favorite subject as a student can be explained by the absence of one very important element in the subject's school curriculum...Connection. We think that language is our primary form of communication, but before a single word is put to paper or in digital form, complex formulation within us (electric signals via neurotransmitters) and around us (fractal patterns in nature) create our perceived experience of this moment. The actual language, at the heart of our reality, is Math.
Using strange loop theory, one can observe how an original pattern (whether in math, music or biology) will fold back on itself to go back to its point or author of origin. This is possible because every fractal pattern leaves clues that can essentially be tracked back to its source. It could therefore be said that math rather than philosophy could more readily explain our universe through its language of formulas, geometry and equations.
Today, math should be taught as a universal language describing the unifying theory of everything. In other words, let the students learn with a holistic approach and allow them access to the heart of the subject matter.
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Strange loop definition and examples