It’s a rainy Monday morning. Last night, I came across with Top 10 Signs That You are a Mathematician. The article inspired me to write my own list, only this time, Signs You Are a Future Mathematician.

- Your handwriting is ugly.
- You use Latex in doing your homework instead of Word, Pages, or OpenOffice Writer.
- You know that “if A then B” is different from “If B then A.”
- When you speak or write, you are concise and direct.
- You don’t or seldom use idiomatic expressions.
- You have a limited knowledge of synonyms.
- You know how to pronounce Euler.
- You know that not all the time 1 + 1 equals 2.
- You know what’s the meaning of the symbol …
- You know that the word ‘close’ can mean ‘far’ and the word ‘elementary’ is a dangerous word (e.g. elementary number theory).
- You know how to use the summation symbol.
- Just for fun, you use and to denote your neighbors.
- You are interested in math and bored by other subjects.
- You scratch your head and murmur “What does he exactly mean by that?” when your science teacher says that “math is an exact science.”
- You know that your biology teacher has a misconception of math when he says that mathematics is just a tool.
- You know the meanings of pennies, nickels, and dimes, even if you don’t live in the US.
- You like to take the shortest path from one place to another.
- You know Terence Tao and Ramanujan.
- You own a compass and a straightedge.
- You use GeoGebra, Maxima, or Octave.
- You know how to use AND and OR.
- You don’t bet in lotteries.
- You avoid loans and credit cards.
- You know that is not equal to .
- You enjoy reading Mathematics and Multimedia. 😀

A really good one. Especially point 7 and 25.

Thanks Sohael. I made some revisions. Anyway, 25 is a bit vain.

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