>>9954964

I would say yes. I literally never did proofs (not even in geometry) until my college level discrete math class. I grew up in rural AZ, and our education system is well known to be absolute shit. Now, I loved proofs when I actually got to them, in fact my experience was the opposite insofar as I hated math (although I was competent) because plug-and-chug was all I was exposed to until then. That being said, our education system is a bit deceptive. I think it’s unusual for someone like me to have stuck with math despite hating it until I was taking higher level math courses, likewise it must be jarring to think you love math and then hit a wall when you get to having to do proofs.

The solution is obvious, stop focusing on math as a mere tool and teach it as a method you assholes.