I Am Completely Creative and Cannot Do Math

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    M.a.t.h = Mental Abuse To Humans

    I am 13 years old, and a TOTAL lover of the arts. I am a violinist for the VA Symphony, Attend the National Philharmonic Institute, and I  am so in love with art that it is pathetic :) . Hey! I don't have problems! My math book does! :)Do you guys even know what MATH stands for...
    beagiver88 beagiver88
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 7, 2012

    All Words

    I guess my brain is not wired for math.  I can keep ten story lines straight, even switching between the worlds they are in.... and still sometimes get 5 when I add 2+2.  Oh well.  That is what calculators are for, I guess!
    SkyTurtle SkyTurtle
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Jul 4, 2009


    I never was good at math apart from a couple of short episodes. Unexpectedly I was very good in mental arithmetic when I was ten and I had moments of enlightenment provoked by algebra and geometry. Maybe it is even a hidden talent and something I should develop instead...
    moreandless moreandless
    56-60, M
    Sep 20, 2010

    I Am a Psych Major...

    And am being forced against my will, to take math classes. Now don't get me wrong, I understand the necessities encompassing math, but understanding math... it's never going to happen. I struggle, day after day, and week after week, hours past my classmates, trying to etch these...
    Udneverguess Udneverguess
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2009

    Kinda feel like this is a place

    where people can make up excuses for not paying attention in math class xDD
    leakim0603 leakim0603
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2014

    Only On My Time!

    If someone tells me to do it, or tells me/shows me how to solve a problem, I cannot. I don't know multiplication tables, and I STILL need to count on my fingers for stupid addition problems.... However, I used to sit at tables in restaurants with my family and write out equations...
    Starlatheimmortal Starlatheimmortal
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Aug 21, 2010

    Welcome to my world. I love reading,

    writing, and art, but I'm also Dyscalculic.
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1
    26-30, F
    Jun 17, 2014


    My entire life, I have been unable to do math- simple math, like times tables, or division. Since the 3rd grade, math has been the bane of my existence. As a grown woman I struggle to calculate tips at dinner, percentages off at sales, APR rates, and bill balances. I even...
    Wineheart Wineheart
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2013
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